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eazyb81
07-23-2008, 09:25 AM
Wow, does this piss off anyone else? The dude got caught with over 200 pills of Oxycontin, and had been illegally buying hundreds of pills a week from a dealer for almost a year. I'm no cop, but I have a hard time believing that was all for personal use.

So what's his punishment? They agree to drop all the drug charges on him, and just make him pay $350 for a speeding ticket.

Are you f'n kidding me? That's insulting. What a sham of a judicial system we have in this country.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3500654


Pats lineman pleads guilty to speeding; drug charge put on hold

Associated Press

Updated: July 23, 2008, 8:54 AM ET

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. -- New England Patriots (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nwe) offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7276) pleaded guilty Tuesday to speeding in a deal with prosecutors that will put a misdemeanor drug possession charge on hold.

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The 28-year-old Kaczur was ordered to pay $355 in fines and fees by Whitestown Town Justice Stanley Wolanin, who said the drug possession charge will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next six months.

The plea deal also requires Kaczur to comply with any type of treatment, monitoring or employee assistance program imposed by the Patriots, Oneida County Assistant District Attorney Grant Garramone said.

"We are pleased with this disposition," said Louis Viviani, a Syracuse lawyer who represented Kaczur at Tuesday's 10-minute proceeding.

Viviani said Kaczur is ready to go to Patriots camp on Wednesday.

Kaczur, who was accompanied by his wife, had no comment.

Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team had no comment.

Kaczur was originally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. He was also charged with going 76 mph in a 65 mph zone.

According to police reports, Kaczur had 202 OxyContin pills labeled as made in Canada when he was pulled over April 27 by state troopers near Utica.

Kaczur was returning from his hometown of Brantford, Ontario, when he was stopped.

According to published reports, Kaczur has helped federal authorities arrest the man accused of supplying him with the drug, Daniel Ekasala. Kaczur reportedly told federal drug agents he bought hundreds of oxycodone pills weekly from Ekasala starting in November 2007.

Ekasala's attorney has said his client was not the source of the pills police found in Kaczur's truck. Ekasala has pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, said his attorney, Bernard Grossberg.

Kaczur was drafted by the Patriots in 2005 after playing four years at Toledo, where he was the first player in school history to make the All-Mid American Conference team in four seasons. He has started 35 games for the Patriots over three seasons.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

StcChief
07-23-2008, 09:55 AM
so he's a drug narc???

as much as he makes, it could be personal use (bulk buy). serious pain issues....

vailpass
07-23-2008, 09:59 AM
Isn't he the punk who rolled over and wore a wire?
Of course he gets off on the drug charges, why the hell else would he turn informant?

CoMoChief
07-23-2008, 10:09 AM
Thanks to the media. Members of the New England Patriots franchise are treated like they are Templar Knights.

biggunns
07-23-2008, 10:39 AM
WTF!!!He is a cheater.....:cuss::cuss:

Hydrae
07-23-2008, 10:53 AM
He was also charged with going 76 mph in a 65 mph zone

$355 for 11 miles over the speed limit? Ouch ;)

Amnorix
07-23-2008, 10:56 AM
Isn't he the punk who rolled over and wore a wire?
Of course he gets off on the drug charges, why the hell else would he turn informant?


Glad someone can add two plus two...

Amnorix
07-23-2008, 10:57 AM
$355 for 11 miles over the speed limit? Ouch ;)


Something is not right there. Last I remember it was $100 for being 10 mph over the limit and $10 more for each mph after that. That would normally be $110. Maybe they changed it or something, but that's gotta be more than just the speeding.

Dartgod
07-23-2008, 10:59 AM
as much as he makes, it could be personal use (bulk buy). serious pain issues....
Seriously?
Kaczur reportedly told federal drug agents he bought hundreds of oxycodone pills weekly from Ekasala starting in November 2007.

eazyb81
07-23-2008, 11:10 AM
Seriously?

No kidding. Anyone that has taken oxycontin knows that hundreds of pills a week could not possibly be for personal use. Oxy is the most hardcore pain reliever prescription you can get. I don't think anyone should be able to just narc on a supplier and get off scott-free on possession w/ intent to distribute.