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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton player arrested at practice on pot charge

(Player photo courtesy: WNEP) (Player photo courtesy: WNEP)

KINGSTON, Pa. - A minor league indoor football player in northeastern Pennsylvania is accused of selling marijuana. Isaac Hilton is a defensive lineman for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, an arenafootball2 team.

Hilton, 28, was arrested Tuesday at practice and accused of possessing 70 bags of marijuana, which police say has a street value of $1,000. A judge set bail at $25,000.

Pioneers owner Cosmo DeNicola released a written statement saying the arrest is distressing and that the league has requested that Hilton be suspended.

Hilton was a seventh round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2004. The Long Beach, Calif., native briefly played with the Giants, Buccaneers and Panthers of the NFL, and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was projected to finish third in the af2 this year behind Spokane and Tennessee Valley.  The Pioneers were last year's East Division champions.

The Spokane Shock have a date with the Pioneers in Spokane on July 11. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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