DENVER, Colo. (WCCO) — An NFL player who previously played football for the Golden Gophers has reportedly been arrested after being caught with a high-power assault-type firearm.

According to KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, Broncos running back Laurence Maroney was taken into custody Monday night in St. Louis.

Police in that city, Maroney’s hometown, said the 25-year-old was arrested on drug and weapons charges.

KCNC reported Maroney was arrested after a vehicle allegedly involved in a high-speed chase was pulled over. Maroney’s publicist said he was not with the car, but just happened to be behind the car by pure coincidence.

Maroney played for the University of Minnesota in the early 2000s. He was noted for rushing for 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons there.

There has been no comment from the Denver Broncos organization. He was traded to Denver after playing for the New England Patriots.

Comments (10)
  1. WHAT?! says:

    I hate it when I accidently get behind vehicles involved in high-speed chases, especially when I have a high-power assault type weapon with me…

  2. WHoa says:

    Theirs though underpaid NFL players doing their thing again. How much tax money will it cost the budget to build a prison just for Pro Football players?

    1. Matt says:

      Whoa? where would you rather have tax money spent? Perhaps you should take advantage of the education dollars. It appears your spelling and grammer could use the tax dollars. Good Luck!!

      1. That's Funny says:

        It’s spelled grammar not grammer.

  3. alan says:

    Eliminate all college sports income and “scholarships”. It’s a farce.

  4. hoke says:

    Dont worry sport, there is always professional Dog fighting… Idiots!

  5. STEVE says:

    matt! you could use a little education as well! GRAMM”A”R!

  6. NA says:

    matt! you could use a little education as well! GRAMM”A”R!

  7. Michael Jacobi says:

    Just can’t take the “hood” out of some people, no matter how good they have it. I hope Marion keeps his nose clean.

  8. thumbody says:

    Sad sad story, regardless of the outcome why even be in the neighborhood? It’s one thing to be from St. Louis but to hang out in East St. Louis? What possibly would attract you there except trouble.

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