Son of Belichick gets probation for marijuana arrest

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The son of New England Patriots coach Bill
Belichick was placed on probation Monday for six months after being
arrested on one count of marijuana possession.

The charge against Stephen Belichick, 19, will be dismissed
after six months if he stays out of trouble, said Emily LaGrassa,
spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney's office.
Belichick had a "very, very small amount" of marijuana and had no
prior record, Weston police Sgt. Danny Maguire said.

Belichick was arraigned in Waltham District Court where the case
was continued without a finding, LaGrassa said. Belichick and
Jonathan Pizarro, 18, were arrested Saturday night in a parking
lot, Maguire said. He said Pizarro was charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute.

Team spokesman Stacey James said Bill Belichick could not
immediately be reached for comment. The Patriots played a road game
against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.