Shonte Peoples

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Shonte Peoples
Date of birth: (1972-08-30) August 30, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Saginaw, Michigan
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): LB/DE
College: Michigan
As player:
Las Vegas Posse
Birmingham Barracudas
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Calgary Stampeders
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1997, 2000, 2001
CFL East All-Star: 1997
CFL West All-Star: 2000, 2001

Shonte Peoples (born August 30, 1972) is a former linebacker in the Canadian Football League.

Professional career[edit]

Having played his college football at the University of Michigan, Peoples signed on with the Las Vegas Posse, a CFL expansion franchise, in 1994. He moved on to another CFL American team, the Birmingham Barracudas, in 1995.

He was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 1996 Dispersal Draft for the CFL (now defunct) American teams. He played 1997 and 1998 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he enjoyed his greatest success in 1997 as an all star and runner-up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. He played with the Calgary Stampeders for 1999 and 2000, and for the Green Riders for 3 last seasons (2001 to 2003)

Off-field issue[edit]

In March 1994 he fired a pistol at police he had mistaken for car thieves trying to steal his new Jeep.[1] Four months later, a jury found him guilty on two felony charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.[citation needed]