After playing just four games and gaining just 74 yards in the 2010 season, Laurence Maroney had a very, very slim chance to remain an NFL player in 2011. Now it appears the running back has thrown that chance out the window.
Maroney, 25, was arrested in St. Louis on weapons charges, according to KMOV-TV. There are no details just yet, other than that Maroney was in a car with three other men when the vehicle was pulled over by police.
The Patriots traded Maroney to the Broncos in September after he was inactive for the season opener in New England. The Broncos sent a fourth-rounder to the Patriots, which, in retrospect, appears to be a rather steep price for a guy who had as many first downs as fumbles in his time as a Bronco.
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"Just take the loss like a man, just take it like a man and move on."
–Darrelle Revis, to ESPN.com, on how the Patriots should deal with the Jets' win on Sunday
It seems as though Boston sports fans are already moving on, thanks in part to Kevin Garnett.
"You could feel the energy in the fans. "So what if we lost a football game, we'll absolutely crush the Knicks and the Yankees.'"
This Blake Griffin kid might be a pretty good player.