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Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2011 3:11 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins made headlines earlier this month his announcement to skip the NFL Draft and return to Gainesville for another season.  For new head coach Will Muschamp, it was a great display of leadership from one of the most talented upperclassmen on next year's roster.  Unfortunately that positive act was quickly offset with Jenkins' citation over the weekend for possession of marijuana.

The Gainesville Police Department informed the Associated Press that Jenkins was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession early Saturday.  He was in the bathroom at a nightclub and caught with a "clear baggie" of marijuana.  The misdemeanor charge is for an amount of marijuana less than 20 grams, and his court date has been set for February 17.

Of course this is a notable arrest for Muschamp's campaign to win Florida their first Fulmer Cup, "awarded" to the program with the worst collective criminal record.  Urban Meyer often was criticized for the off-field issues under his watch in Gainesville, and this arrest does suggest that little has changed.

The timing was also not ideal for Jenkins' arrest.  Being the midst of changing coaching staffs, and just two weeks after his big return announcement, it will not be easy to quietly sweep this story under the rug.  Jenkins would like to keep his name in the headlines for next year's NFL Draft, but he would prefer the story to be on the football field.  


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Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Ok, here's my take on this:
1) I don't smoke weed, not my thing cause I don't care for it. I still think they should legalize it even though I don't do it. It would help our economy and our wasted legal system along w/ over crowed jails. But that's another discussion all together.
2) I honestly don't care who does but please, be respectful to about your surroundings.
3 Jenkins is a flipping idiot for doing this. He's been arrested once already (for a separate charge) and doing this in a very public place is just plain stupid and ignorant.
4) Jenkins already knows he's a top 10 pick when he goes pro (not anymore!), so why would he keep tarnishing his character for some smoke? Beyond me.
5) I coach kids too. IMHO (like it matters), Jenkins should be booted from the team for drug use. It's his 2nd arrest since he's been at UF. This ones a bit more serious than the other one. Even though it's only weed, it is an illegal narcotic. If Muschamp wants to take control of this program and clean up it's "image", this would be a step in the right direction. This will send a resounding message to the players, the school, the fans and to recruits and their parents. In a positive way. Not every would be happy but I would think most would understand. I also think most would applaud a bold statement making move like that. With c child going into college (for me), knowing that there's a great coach and a disciplined program, makes a big difference for helping my son choose his school. All parents should. The coach let's this one slide on his first opportunity, I steer my son away. How much more will he let his players get away with in the long run? 
6) Jenkins will get drafted, just in the 2-4 rounds. His character alone may drop him even lower. If he gets booted from the UF football team, he might be lucky to get drafted at all. We all know that the NFL is huge on "character" and your lacking it or they question it, you just hurt yourself in so many ways.
7) Off my soap box. Thanks for reading.
SH



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

and yet djk of iowa does the same thing (hes just a kid...everybody else does it) and THAT MATTERS!  that is the charge he ended up with...everything else was dropped. and yet he was lambasted by cbssports and the rest of the hypocrite media.  but wait....if a florida players does it.... its just a kid and everybody else does.
again hypocrites whats okay for some programs, isnt okay for others...



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Wow.  Smoking weed in college.  No one has EVER done that.  Save your chastation for the the serious stuff.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

I would imagine that half of the Florida team would fail a urine test if they didn't knwo when it was coming.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

EXCELLENT!!!!  Yet another example of all the hood-rats that play for Florida!  The SEC is full of players just like this and worse.  How about you guys have some sort of test before you sign these losers.  Maybe ask them to read a book, ask them if its ok to steal anything, ohh and yah is it cool to do drugs!  Again another example of SEC dominance.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Now all the clean atheletes play at the U... while all the criminoles remain at UF and FSU.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Florida Gators will win the Fulmer cup hands down. I dont blame a kid for wanting to smoke a little weed but to do so in a public restroom is STUPID. If you want to partake do so in private.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

@puppetmastr9... that can't be the case - see Harvin and Hernandez for proof as both failed drug tests at or leading up to the draft.  Maybe he was thinking (and just like Hernandez stated after he left the school) that he failed all of his drug tests and nobody seemed to care?!?!?  Not to mention, its not like this would've hurt his draft standing anyway.  The NFL is as big a joke as the NCAA when it comes to rules versus ticket sales and TV contracts. 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

@sox813    wrote: Seriously? A college kid smoking reefer is a news story? The fact that UF can't educate him enough to NOT do it in a public restroom is the real crime!


That's a PERFECT POINT to make sox813!  Nobody thinks the world is coming to an end when a college kid smokes weed, but what is mind boggling is that these kids are so without limits and rules that they can/will toke up in public?!?!?  Its like the difference between stealing from a 7-11 and stealing from a church - technically they are both "just stealing" but one just wreaks of "worse things to come" and a total lack of current rule supervision or a complete disdain for it regardless.


puppetmastr9
Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:38 pm
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