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Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:22 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2012 4:06 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Alabama cornerback and 2012 NFL Draft prospect Dre Kirkpatrick did himself no favors with potential employers by getting charged with possession of marijuana less than a week after declaring for the draft. But according to the Sports Business Journal's Liz Mullen, the charges against Kirkpatrick have been dropped.

The details of the arrest indicate that Kirkpatrick claimed to be unaware of the drugs' presence when he was a passenger in a truck driven by former Alabama player Chris Rogers. The vehicle was pulled over in Bradenton, Fla. after being spotted driving on the wrong side of the road.

Kirkpatrick is listed as the No. 10 overall prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft, and Rob Rang has the Tide cornerback drafted by Dallas at No. 14 in his most recent NFL Mock Draft. Pro Football Talk's Evan Silva suggested that the arrest likely would not affect Kirkpatrick's draft stock, but the dropped charges should assist in putting this matter away and moving forward.

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Comments

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 6:06 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

I don't understand how it's even possible to have the charges dropped? I mean if you were actually arrested anf found to be in posession, how can you later be found not to have been in possession?  It doesn't make sense. It's like sayin you did it, and we know you did, but we are going to proceed as if you didn't do it.




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Driving on the wrong side of the road????.... What was he high or something????




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Charges against Alabama players in the state of Alabam are ALWAYS dropped.  Remember Mark Ingram was pulled over with lots of pot in his care and he didn't even get arrested? Yep, this is just more of the same.  And Saban even tried to cover the whole thing up.  Accountability and Alabama are opposites.


Hey Skreffy, did you read the part where it said that the incident took place in Florida?



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:20 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Hmmm. Let's see if I got this right. This guy is riding in a friend's truck in Florida, but he has no idea that there's marijuana in the truck. Yeah right. He's on a road-trip with a friend but doesn't know the friend took marijuana with him on the trip... Also, he's riding in a truck and his friend is driving on the wrong side of the road. Didn't he notice?  Shouldn't he have said something like "Hey, you're on the wrong side of the road."  Yeah, this guy is a high character dude.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:18 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Charges against Alabama players in the state of Alabam are ALWAYS dropped.  Remember Mark Ingram was pulled over with lots of pot in his care and he didn't even get arrested? Yep, this is just more of the same.  And Saban even tried to cover the whole thing up.  Accountability and Alabama are opposites.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:04 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

except for that good quarterback. it doesnt really matter what these players do. saban will cut them and plug in somebody just as good.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

ummm hes not rich yet he has to get drafted and signed before he is rich college doesnt play their athletes for making them billions of dollars through course of their careers



Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:04 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Report: Charges against Dre Kirkpatrick dropped

Must be nice to be a football player... get away with anything if there's a chance you can get to the NFL.


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