Ex-NFL player Rison calls legal troubles ‘big nasty hurdle’

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ex-NFL player Andre Rison, who’s accused of violating his probation in a child support case, says he’ll turn himself in after a judge in Michigan signed an arrest warrant for him.

Rison tells the Detroit Free Press he’s a good father and his legal troubles are “a big nasty hurdle.”

The warrant signed Tuesday by a federal judge says Rison recently tested positive for marijuana and failed to keep up with minimum support payments. Rison says he’s used marijuana candy to deal with post-NFL injuries.

In 2013, the Flint, Michigan, native was ordered to pay at least $1,000 a month.

Rison was a star Michigan State receiver. He played for seven NFL teams from 1989 to 2000. He’s lately been a high school coach in Flint and Ann Arbor.

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