Former Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney has been found not guilty on charges of marijuana possession. On Jan. 18, Maroney was reportedly part of a group of men involved in a high speed chase in St. Louis and subsequently arrested for supposedly holding marijuana. His publicist claimed it was a total coincidence that Maroney was even near the incident.
On Tuesday, Maroney's lawyer asked the judge for a directed decision because he believed the case against Maroney had no evidence to support their conclusion. The judge agreed and issued a directed verdict, basically saying that there was insufficient proof in the case and that the jury would find no possible way to convict Maroney.
Maroney now needs to find a new team to take on his services. He arrived in Denver in 2010 after Josh McDaniels sent a fourth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for him. He was injured for the season, but when he did play it just wasn't very good--just like the entire Broncos' running game in 2010.