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Missouri defensive end Shane Ray (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

(USA Today) – Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was projected to go early in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but likely relinquished that spot after the 21 year-old was arrested on Monday morning. According to the Missouri State highway patrol’s report, Ray was arrested at 6:07 am on Monday for possessing “35 grams or less of Marijuana” and for failing to drive in the right lane.

Later that day, Ray released a statement:

“I’d like to apologize to my Mother, Fans and prospective NFL teams for my poor judgement Monday morning. I am embarrassed and realize there are consequences for my actions. I was not under the influence nor impaired, therefore I was not detained. Fortunately, Monday’s incident only resulted in a citation. I will make better choices in the future. It is imperative that I continue to strive to better myself. My future NFL career has been something I have always dreamed about and is very important to me. I commit that my actions will represent that. There are no excuses here and I will take the necessary steps to ensure this will not happen again. I will not jeopardize my ability to have a positive impact on and off the field moving forward.”

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