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Marijuana Charge Dropped Against Patriots’ Blount Near Pittsburgh

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Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell in August.

A district judge near Pittsburgh last month told Blount the charge would go away if the player completed 50 hours of community service by a Feb. 4 court date.

Blount's Pittsburgh-based attorney, Casey White, says he notified the court Friday that Blount had satisfied the requirement by working with a group called Urban Achievers in Boston. The group's website says it works to improve "the academic and social outcomes of children living in under-served and under-resourced communities."

Blount won't have to appear in court near Pittsburgh next week and can now concentrate on Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. 

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