Originally published on Silver & Black Report on May 7, 2014
Raiders running back Kory Sheets was arrested for possession of marijuana in Canada, according to Levi Damien and the Esteven Mercury.
Sheets was allegedly speeding down a road when an officer pulled him over and smelled marijuana in the car. Sheets handed over what he was in possession of and plead guilty.
Sheets was signed in the offseason as the Raiders want to give him a shot in the NFL after he became a star in the CFL, helping lead the Saskatchawan RoughRiders to a 2013 Grey Cup victory, with Sheets earning MVP honors. In his two CFL seasons, Sheets amassed 2,875 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Sheets has spent a little bit of time in the NFL, participating in camps with the San Francisco 49er’s and Carolina Panthers, while also playing in two games with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He had just one carry for five yards.
Sheets was already going to have a hard time making the roster but this will only hurt his chances. First-time offenders receive a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s banned-substance policy.