WR Geronimo Allison - 1 game suspension

Mike Clemens
July 19, 2017 - 3:38 pm

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Green Bay, WI - Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has been suspended for one game, the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field, for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. 

Last Sept. 4th,  2016 Allison was returning to Green Bay on a Sunday afternoon Labor Day weekend following a few days off at the conclusion of training camp, and preparation for Week 1 of the season about to get underway. 

Allison, driving a Dodge rental car,  was clocked by a Wisconsin State Trooper at 81 mph in a 70 mph zone on northbound I-43 near Francis Creek, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County, at 1:19pm. The trooper noted the smell of marijuanna coming from the car. Allison replied that he was a member of the Packers and denied there were any illegal substances in the car.  He explained the smell must have been due to “some guys that were smoking marijuana,” in his car the night before. The trooper searched the car and says he found two cigars that had pot.  They later tested positive for THC. Allison was arrested and was later fined $200.50 for the speeding ticket. 

Allison finished the 2016 regular season with 12 catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

The National Football League issued this statement Wednesday:

STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:

 

Geronimo Allison of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

 

Allison will be eligible to return to the Packers’ active roster on Monday, September 11 following the team’s September 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

 

Allison is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

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