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Packers WR Geronimo Allison faces marijuana charges

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison will appear in court later this month on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana in nearby Manitowoc County, according to Wisconsin circuit court records.

The court records show Allison was pulled over on Sept. 4, the day after he was released in final cuts and the day before he was re-signed to the Packers' practice squad. Allison was eventually elevated to the roster on Oct. 24.

Allison, 22, was cited for speeding, going 11 miles over the posted speed limit, and paid a $200.50 fine, court records showed.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which first reported the charge, police smelled marijuana coming from his rental car and found cigars that later tested positive for marijuana.

The marijuana charge was added on Dec. 15, and he has an initial court appearance scheduled for Jan. 23, according to the circuit court website.

"The Packers are aware of the matter involving Geronimo Allison," the team said in a statement to ESPN.com. "Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from making any further comment."

Allison was signed as an undrafted free agent from Illinois. He caught 12 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns in the regular season and had one catch for 8 yards in last Sunday's playoff win over the New York Giants.

He's expected to be a significant contributor in this Sunday's divisional-round game at Dallas, especially if Jordy Nelson's rib injury keeps him out.