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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.  


Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Another Gator arrested....hardly a shock there.  This program has serious issues, and neither Jeremy Foley nor Urban Meyer did anything to stop it.  If this was Miami, everyone would be up in arms, but since it's UF, no one cares.  Living in this state for 12 years now, I find the hypocrisy of Gator fans to become increasingly irritating.  It's a great school, no doubt, but the football team is an embarassment off of the field. 




Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Clearly he has Glaucoma and this was purely for medicinal purposes.



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

apparently he just got back from a road trip to the University of Iowa.....Yell


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