Former University of Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was arrested Monday morning for possession of marijuana.
Missouri Highway Patrol pulled Ray over shortly after 6 a.m. EST and was later released after receiving two citations: 1) possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana 2) failure to drive in the right lane of the highway with two or more lanes.
Ray’s arrest comes only days before Thursday’s NFL Draft, and the potential first-round pick released the following public apology after his release:
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.