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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: 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.


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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:38 pm
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

I could not agree more. I am not altogether in love with UF, but being a UM fan and watching the media goes nuts 'cause a cane farts inside a paper bag does get old.  cops get paid to leak these bits out to the media source that report them first...I have no doubt.  Eventually we do have sunshine laws in FL and this is a public matter.  it is amazing how quickly the media does find out.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Why would a law enforcement agency report this arrest to the AP?  That bothers me a lot more than a college kid smoking marijuana.  It would appear that there is no love lost between the police force and the university.  I expect college kids to smoke dope, I do not expect a law enforcement agency to be all consumed with getting their name in the paper. 



Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Most of the Gators toke up. P. Harvin, Dunlap, Spikes, Will Hill, Jenkins, etc.

I'm sure the list goes on and on.



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

OH MY GOODNESS!  I can not believe this, kick him out of College Football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that any D1 college football player whom we have dumbed down college enough to let play football would ever be busted smoking pot!  Hahahahaha!

This should not even be news.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

This kid should be more focused on the his off-season conditioning which usually does not have smoking blunts for sets and reps!  If that was the case, he would be a "workout warrior"!  Stupid move...get focused and put this to rest.  Get some sense and even though many say pot is such a mild drug, it is ILLEGAL!!! 



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

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!


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