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Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:00 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If it weren't for shoulder surgery that he needed, right now Janoris Jenkins would be getting himself ready for the NFL Draft and possibly a year off from football due to the current labor situation. Instead, Jenkins is still a member of the Florida football program, and you have to wonder whether or not he'd have been busted with weed in the bathroom of a Gainesville night club had he left for the NFL. Which is exactly what happened to Jenkins a few weeks after deciding to stay in Gainesville. 

Whatever the case, Jenkins spent some time in a courtroom on Friday to deal with the situation. Jenkins was busted in January, when police spotted him rolling a joint in the bathroom at Status night club. The police did not arrest Jenkins, but gave him a citation to appear in court.

That court date was on Friday, where Jenkins pled to misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and will have to pay $316 in court costs and fines. 

This is the second time Jenkins has had some trouble with the law at Florida, as he was also arrested in May 2009 for resisting arrest after getting into a fight outside a Gainesville night club. So maybe Janoris should start going to dive bars instead?

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 5:50 am

Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

i dont believe there is any team the gators can automatically stomp on and laugh at after last year.  didnt fsu spank them????
the fact that these bozos who write for this site cant even comment on any of the suc arrests but keeps up the big ten garage sale arrests story for weeks and now months borders on the idiot blog writting of college kids who have no clue who larry bird, archie griffin OR cal ripken is.  
when you have a weeks news of arrests of the national champion auburn (a gun touting thug robbery of 4) followed by south carolina whose coach just got down to (kind of) suspending his star qb after months of ignoring it, followed by florida and alabama's players who like other teams had players arrested, yet nothing was even remotely close to even pretending it mattered......and yet this site still has the garage sale story up
people are just tired of the hypocrisy. 

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2011 10:05 pm
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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:57 pm

Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

For comparisons's sake only, consider the key term in this little caper in Gainesville as "citation."  Lots and lots of citations are doled out in this college community and surrounding Alachua County, but arrests are rare.  While Athens and Clarke County lead the nation in student (not just athletes, all students) "arrests" for everyting from expired license while driving a scooter to underaged drinking.  Not only is the NCAA inconsistent with enforcing its guidelines, but local authorities in college towns are even more inconsistent. Imagine that.  As very few of us ever get past the headlines for our guidelines, most of us think that more or most arrests mean more or most criminal activity.  Wrong again, surfer breath.

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 9:07 pm

Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

On the other hand, maybe if the Gators dropped their football program, the city's overall crime rate would drop dramatically?!?!?  Just sayin'.


Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

Mr. Fornelli,

I don't think you've been to Gainesville recently.  Their "clubs" are "dive bars" - or worse.  For a supposedly wholesome college town, they have some pretty nasty little holes to inhabit.

Something to consider... per 2010 FBI crime statistics, Gainesville had a higher crime rate than Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft Lauderdale and Tampa?!?!?  Tallahassee you can almost understand but the other three dwarf G-ville in population, nightlife, criminal opportunities, etc.  The only major cities in Florida with higher crime rates were Orlando, Miami and St. Petersburg.

On the other hand, maybe if the Gators dropped their football program, the city's overall crime rate would drop dramatically?!?!?  Just sayin'.

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