Careless driving charge levied against Eagles' Patterson
Eagles starting defensive tackle Mike Patterson was fined $189 for careless driving after being pulled over by police Feb. 16 in Evesham Township, N.J.Patterson dodged the more serious charges, though.
To be fair I don't think most first time offenders, famous or not, get the book thrown at them for simple possession.
I'm sure he'll now be put into the NFL's substance abuse program, but I highly doubt he'll be subject to any further punishment. Patterson just needs to stay out of trouble and focus on building on what was a very good year for him last year.