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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:34 p.m.

Former Michigan tailback Brandon Minor charged with possession, intent to distribute marijuana

By Staff


Brandon Minor.

Richmond Sheriff's Office

Former Michigan football player Brandon Minor was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Monday.

The newspaper said Virginia Commonwealth University police charged Minor last week after conducting a traffic stop. Minor, 23, is set to appear Jan. 18 in traffic court.

A native of Richmond, Minor was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten tailback for Michigan in 2008. As a senior in 2009, he rushed for 502 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears in 2010 and spent time with the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.



Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 5:10 p.m.

Sad story. Times are hard- even for ex- football stars.

malcolm kyle

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 2:13 p.m.

The 'merry-go-round' of Prohibition has fallen clean off it's axle and trans-mutated into a veritable 'house-of-horrors' * It has created mega-violence, as in inner-city drive-by shootings or even bombs and mass killings in places like Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala etc. * It's impeding the medical use of marijuana for the sick or dying. * It's keeping an ever growing group of criminals extremely rich (it's a $400 billion industry) * It's saddled us with enormous enforcement costs - $50 billion a year, including approx. $12 billion just to enforce marijuana laws. * It's ruined families, even whole communities, by sending breadwinners to prison leaving their children dependent on the state. - Plus an estimated $40,000 loss to the community per prisoner. In addition to the societal cost of prohibition, it has a long history of driving the spread of harder drugs. * Poppies to morphine to heroine to krokodil * Coca to cocaine to crack * Ephedra to ephredrine to speed to methamphetamine * Marijuana to skunk to dangerous synthetic concoctions such as 'spice' or 'bath salts' * Mushrooms to ecstasy to 2CB/designers At every step the reasons for the rise in popularity of the new form of the drug are one or more of the following: * It may easier to smuggle. * It may be more addictive, thus compelling the buyer to return more frequently. * It may be cheaper to produce therefore yielding more profit. * Like a game of "whack a mole" a shutdown of producers in one area may give rise to business opportunities for another set of producers with a similar product. Imagine if we were to chop down every single tree on the planet as a response to our failure to prevent tree-climbing accidents. That's what our misguided drug policy looks like. Prohibition Prevents Regulation : Legalize, Regulate and Tax!


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 11:33 p.m.

He was a good football player and left the university on a high note.


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 1:21 p.m.

lol, was that pun intentional?