Ex-Roughrider Kory Sheets pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Former Saskatchewan Roughriders player Kory Sheets has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.

Absolute discharge means no Canadian criminal record

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Kory Sheets has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.

The Sheets drug case, which stemmed from a traffic stop in southeast Saskatchewan on March 7, was dealt with in an Estevan courtroom on Monday.

Court heard the RCMP stopped him at Bienfait after he was clocked going 85 kilometres per hour in a 50 km/h zone.

According to the federal Crown prosecutor, the officer at the scene could smell fresh marijuana.

Sheets turned over two joints and 6.4 grams of marijuana. 

The officer noted he had "droopy red eyes" and failed a field sobriety test.

He received a 24-hour driving suspension and had to go back to the local RCMP detachment.

After pleading guilty and paying a $100 surcharge, he was given an absolute discharge. As a result, Sheets won't receive a Canadian criminal record from the incident.

Sheets wasn't personally present in court but his lawyer pleaded out on his behalf.

Sheets was a star running back with the Roughriders and was the most valuable player in last fall's triumphant Grey Cup game in Regina. 

On February 12, 2014, Sheets signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders.


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