Thompson 'disappointed' with Packers' off-field issues

Pete Dougherty
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Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson talks about football operations during the annual shareholders meeting July 28, 2015, at Lambeau Field.

General manager Ted Thompson expressed general disappointment with Packers players run-ins with law enforcement in the offseason that have led to at least two and more likely three suspensions, but he wouldn't comment on any of the cases individually.

The three incidents were defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s felony arrest for possession of marijuana in February; defensive lineman Datone Jones being ticketed for possession of marijuana last January; and tight end Andrew Quarless being charged for firing two shots from a gun in an incident last month in Miami Beach, Fla.

In his first public comments since Jones’ and Quarless’ incidents became public, Thompson at his weekly training camp press conference said: “I’m not going to get too deep into any of those specifically. I will say, it goes without question that I’m the general manager here and the buck stops here. I’m disappointed for myself, I’m disappointed for the organization, and I think we can do better.”

Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opener; Guion’s suspension for the first three games is under appeal; and the NFL has not yet announced any penalties for Quarless.

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