LeGarrette Blount gets community service in pot case

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New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was given a lenient sentence stemming from his arrest as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in August.

On Wednesday, a District Court judge told Blount his charges will be dismissed if he completes 50 hours of community service by Feb. 4th, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The judge also recommended Blount complete his service at a “charitable youth organization, preferably inner city.”

Blount’s attorney said the RB will perform the service at his Maricopa County, Ariz., home or in Boston, depending on when his season ends.

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who was Blount’s partner in the weed incident, arranged last week to enter a rehab program that will see his record expunged.

Both players were charged with a marijuana violation in August after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from a car both were riding in. Bell, 22, the driver, was also charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.

Both will likely see discipline from the NFL under it’s substance abuse policy, which calls for a 2-game suspension, but it won’t happen until next season.

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