Just a few days before the 2015 NFL Draft the last thing you want as a top prospect is to make headlines in a bad way. But that is exactly what former Missouri Tiger defensive end, Shane Ray, has done.
Ray was pulled over Monday for speeding before the officer smelled marijuana and searched the car. He reportedly found a “personal amount” of marijuana and said Ray was cooperative during the process and that he was not impaired during the process.
Ray left without being detained but did receive a misdemeanor for possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana and he will appear in court June 30.
Ray is projected to go early in the first round, but an incident like this so close to the draft may worry some people. But Ray issued a public apology after:
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“I’d like to apologize to my Mother, Fans and prospective NFL teams for my poor judgement Monday morning . I am embarrassed and realize there are consequences for my actions. I was not under the influence nor impaired, therefore I was not detained. Fortunately, Mondays incident only resulted in a citation. I will make better choices in the future. It is imperative that I continue to strive to better myself. My future NFL career has been something I have always dreamed about and is very important to me. I commit that my actions will represent that. There are no excuses here and I will take the necessary steps to ensure this will not happen again. I will not jeopardize my ability to have a positive impact on and off the field moving forward.”