The NFL recently handed down a one-game suspension to St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead for violating the league's substance abusy policy. However, the precise reason for that punishment wasn't immediately disclosed which left many around the league scratching their heads. The only explanation given was that Pead had committed a "minor violation."
Well, the folks over at Pro Football Talk may have found the answer. Apparently, Pead was arrested last July in McKinney, Texas for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. PFT made the discovery when stumbling upon WhoIsArrested.com and found a man bearing the resemblance of the Isaiah D. Pead who plays for the Rams.
There is not a date of birth included with the information, but the man's middle initial, and height/weight are exactly the same (5-foot-10, 200-pounds).
Head coach Jeff Fisher made some comments last week that may correlate with the timing of the incident, as well.
“This was an incident that took place last summer, so we dealt with it at that point knowing that the league was probably going to follow up,” Fisher said.
The fact that this story never became public knowledge in today's age of overwhelming media coverage is truly both a mystery and an oddity.
Nonetheless, it appears as though the case is closed on the reason for Pead's suspension.
Pead, 23, played sparingly for the Rams during his rookie campaign in 2012. He carried the ball just 10 times for 54 yards the entire season. The arrest may have had something to do with it, though, as he wound up buried on the depth chart for most of the year.