PHOENIX — Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount can now fully concentrate on the Sunday’s Super Bowl.

PHOENIX — Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount can now fully concentrate on the Sunday’s Super Bowl.

According to the Associated Press, the marijuana charge against Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell has been dropped after the Patriots running back completed 50 hours of community service.

The report says he completed those hours with Urban Achievers in Boston. The group’s website says it works to improve “the academic and social outcomes of children living in under-served and under-resourced communities.”

If he didn’t complete the 50 hours, he would have had to appear in court just outside Pittsburgh next week. Blount did have to miss a day of practice earlier in the year because of the case.

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Ryan Hannable
Three-time Super Bowl champion Ted Johnson joins Lou, Christian and Tim to preview Super Bowl XLVI

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Three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest joins Lou, Christian and Tim to preview Super Bowl XLVI

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Richard Sherman is ready to take on Tom Brady again in the Super Bowl. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman is ready to take on Tom Brady again in the Super Bowl. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Earlier in the week, Vince Wilfork said he would always choose family and faith over football.

Turns out, Richard Sherman might have exactly that decision to make hours before Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

The Seahawks star cornerback is set to become a father any day now and there’€™s a possibility that the baby could come before the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Sherman has been asked this week what he would do if his son arrived in the hours before or during the Super Bowl.

Sherman thinks his boy will be a “disciplined young man,” waiting until after Sunday’s game. Sherman still would not commit on whether he’€™d miss the game.

During Friday’s joint news conference with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team is behind Sherman, no matter the decision he makes.

“It’€™s about family first and we will support his decision,” Carroll said.

Of course, Carroll couldn’t help adding a little humor. “Can’€™t wait to see little Petey.”

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Mike Petraglia

WEEI.com Patriots writer Chris Price previews Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots and Seahawks. Find out the keys to the game as well as Chris’ prediction.

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WEEI

Indianapolis-based columnist and breaker of the Deflategate story Bob Kravitz stopped by the Dennis & Callahan show on Friday to talk about the scandal and the Super Bowl.

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Bob Kravitz

Bob Kravitz

Indianapolis-based columnist and breaker of the Deflategate story Bob Kravitz stopped by the Dennis & Callahan show on Friday to talk about the scandal and the Super Bowl. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

From what information he’s seen recently regarding Deflategate, Kravitz said it looks as if the Patriots might get out of this situation relatively unscathed, but he isn’t sure if it’s a result of their innocence or the league’s incompetence.

“I don’t know if that’s going to be the result of them either being completely exonerated and clean in this, which is a possibility, or if that’s the result of the NFL being completely incompetent, and the reason I say that is the Ray Rice fiasco. They showed during the Ray Rice fiasco that they can screw up a one-car funeral procession, you know what I mean?” he said.

“So it’s one of those two things but it’s going to be, and I said this from the beginning, it’s going to be tough to find that smoking gun,” Kravitz added. “I have a feeling that nothing is going to come of this, but I could be wrong. The burden of proof for the National Football League is quite a bit lower than it is, say, in a court of law.”

Kravitz said that Deflategate shouldn’t loom over the Patriots as a form of their legacy being compromised in the same way Spygate affected perceptions of the team.

“I don’t think this messes up their legacy,” he said. “I think Spygate is always going to be there and the fact that — and I don’t believe that there’s causation here — but the fact that they haven’t won a Super Bowl since Spygate hangs over them just a little bit, at least in the view of people outside of New England. I think if this ends up being nothing, I think it gets recalled in a “30-for-30″ 10, 20 years from now as a lot of hot air.”

In terms of the game itself, Kravitz told D&C that in his experience, “When you have a dominant defense vs. a very good to dominant offense, the dominant defense wins.” Kravitz mentioned that the Seahawks defense has been very strong as of late and, because of that, he said Seattle is going to win what will be a very close and “strangely low-scoring game.”

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Judy Cohen

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday morning to talk briefly about footballs, the Super Bowl and what Sunday will bring.