Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Chris Jones publicly addressed Duron Carter’s latest transgressions for the first time on Friday.
“Certainly I’m disappointed in Duron. You would wish that he would be past this type of thing,” Jones said on The SportsCage on CKRM 620 in Regina. “I can’t say a whole lot about it because it is still a legal situation, so we’ll just wait and see how it plays out legally.”
Carter is facing two separate marijuana possessions charges, both stemming from incidents in Western Canadian airports. He was caught with more than 30 grams of marijuana at Winnipeg International Airport on Nov. 25, 2017.
Under the current Criminal Code for a first offence involving possession of 30 grams of marijuana could lead to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.
And while personal marijuana use is slated to become legal in Canada this summer, possession of more than 30 grams will still be against the law.
Carter was also found with marijuana at the Saskatoon airport last week, though details on the amount have yet to be reported.
The Riders re-signed Carter on Jan. 22, inking him to a one-year deal for 2018 that included a $70,000 signing bonus and could see him earn up to $175,000 in 2018. The deal includes $144,000 in “hard money,” a $74,000 in base salary and $31,000 in playtime bonuses.
Carter will appear in Winnipeg court Feb. 15 and Saskatoon March 27.