Tag:Marijuana
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:56 am
Edited on: December 14, 2011 11:56 am
 

Two Cowboys hit with drug misdemeanors

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oklahoma State doesn't play again until January 2nd when it will face Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. Which means that Oklahoma State players have a lot of free time on their hands, and we all know what happens when college kids have a bunch of extra time on their hands. So it's not surprising to find out that Oklahoma State's Christian Littlehead and Jonathan Rush find themselves in a bit of trouble with the law.
Oklahoma State defensive lineman Christian Littlehead and offensive linemen Jonathan Rush were each charged Monday with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges, both misdemeanors, stem from an incident last Thursday, when OSU police found two homemade smoking devices containing burnt residue in Rush's and Littlehead's residence at Sitlington Hall, according to the initial filing at the Payne County Courthouse.
Both players could face a year in jail or $1,000 fine, possibly both, but probably neither.

As for how this will affect each player's status for the Fiesta Bowl, the school is aware of the incident and is handling its own internal investigation. When it comes to Rush, whether suspended or not, he won't be playing in the Fiesta Bowl as he suffered a knee injury against Texas A&M in September that ended his season.

As for Littlehead, that's where things get a bit interesting. Littlehead has started a couple of games this season, but has played on the defensive line in all 12 games for Oklahoma State, with 16 tackles and a sack. His current court date is set for December 29th, which poses a problem for him seeing as how Oklahoma State is scheduled to fly to Arizona on December 27th. Which means that if he's not suspended for the game and wants to make the trip, he's going to have to get his court date changed as well.
Posted on: April 23, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Janoris Jenkins busted with pot again

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins has once again been busted by Gainesville police for marijuana possession. Barely more than a month after Jenkins appeared in a courtroom to deal with an arrest for marijuana possession, Jenkins was caught with a joint in his car early Saturday morning. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Jenkins had been smoking a cigar in a car parked in a parking lot. When Jenkins saw the police, he put the cigar down, got out of the car and walked away.

The police then found the cigar in the center console of the car and found that it was not filled with tobacco. According to the Gainesville police department, Jenkins was given a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

What remains to be seen is how this will be handled by Florida. Jenkins did not serve any kind of suspension due to his first marijuana arrest, as he was already missing spring practice following shoulder surgery. Still, new head coach Will Muschamp has said that he plans on instilling a new culture in Gainesville, and one that doesn't turn a blind eye as often as Urban Meyer seemed to.

Another factor to keep in mind, while Jenkins has been nailed with weed twice in the last three months, this is his third arrest since coming to Florida. He was also arrested for resisting arrest and getting into a fight outside a Gainesville night club in May 2009. I'm not sure Muschamp will take that offense into consideration seeing as how it took place before he came to Florida, but you have to think that being arrested twice in three months is not the best way to introduce yourself to your new head coach.

There's a good chance that if Muschamp decides to make an example of somebody, then it could be Jenkins.

Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Rice has 4 players arrested in 3 days

Posted by Tom Fornelli

I don't know if you pay attention to the Fulmer Cup over at Every Day Should Be Saturday, but if you do, then you already know that there is no way anybody is going to catch Auburn to take the title this year. Still, that doesn't mean some schools aren't going to try, and you have to give Rice some credit. Having four players arrested within 72 hours is nothing to sneeze at.

Which is exactly what happened, as four players from the school were arrested in two separate incidents. One last Saturday, and then another on Monday.

Reserve defensive end Cody Bauer and offensive lineman Cade Shaw were arrested on Saturday for possession of a firearm in their on-campus residence, according to Harris County court records.

Both posted a $5,000 bail bond and were released from custody.

Cornerbacks Kevin Gaddis and Phillip Gaines were arrested in a separate incident Monday.

Gaddis was charged with a pair of misdemeanors — theft of property valued between $50 and $500 and possession of two ounces or less of marijuana, according to the case summary. He posted a $500 bail bond on both charges.

Gaines was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of two ounces or less of marijuana. He posted a $500 bail bond.

“We are aware of the allegations. We take these seriously,” Rice athletic director Rick Greenspan said. “Obviously, we have some investigations to do, both with the campus and off-campus (authorities), and when we have more information we’ll share it.”

The school has yet to make a decision on whether or not the players will be suspended, but I suspect the players will be at some point. As nebulous a description as the famous "violation of team rules" is, I'm pretty sure that being arrested is a violation of just about every team's rules. 

Phillip Gaines is the only starter of the bunch, as he started ten games for Rice at corner last season and finished third on the team with ten tackles. While not starters, both Bauer and Gaddis played in all 12 games last year, while Cade Shaw saw limited action in 2010.

 

Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:00 am
 

Janoris Jenkins settles pot arrest

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?
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:34 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well, I guess since the Offseason Arrest Train was already in Pullman, it decided to make a quick journey over to Seattle to catch its latest college football player.

According to KIRO TV in Seattle, Washington running back Johri Fogerson was arrested overnight and is currently in Snohomish County Jail.
Huskies tailback Johri Fogerson is jailed on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana after a pursuit that ended overnight in Mill Creek.
The details of the pursuit aren't known yet, but according to police radio traffic, a driver fleeing police jumped out of a car near 164th Street in Mill Creek just before midnight and ran. Police found the man and arrested him.
Fogerson is being held at the Snohomish County Jail, according to the jail roster. The roster lists "resisting arrest from the WSP" and "drug charge (less than 40 grams of marijuana)" as the alleged offenses.
Seriously, if I'm Steve Sarkisian, I'm not sure what upsets me more. The fact that my running back was arrested, or the fact that my running back couldn't outrun the police. I mean, if you can't get away from a police officer, then you've got no chance of outrunning an Oregon linebacker.

The school has not yet commented on Fogerson's arrest, or what kind of punishment he'll receive. Still, I can't help but think that getting arrested for marijuana possession and trying to evade police could do anything but help his rap career.


Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Oklahoma DT busted with pot

Posted by Tom Fornelli

College students and marijuana go together like Lady Gaga and attention-craving antics, so odds are that there will never be a time that college students aren't experimenting with the demon weed. Still, that being said, I'm sure most college football coaches would appreciate it if their players could manage to avoid it. The latest coach to feel this way would be Bob Stoops.

One of his defensive tackles, Stacy McGee, was cited for marijuana possession on Sunday evening.
OU defensive tackle Stacy McGee was cited and released for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Sunday, Norman police spokeswoman Jennifer Newell.
McGee was pulled over by police on East Lindsey Street a little after 5 p.m. A police officer spotted one joint of marijuana and a marijuana grinder. Because he was a Norman citizen, McGee was allowed to do a sign and release.
The school has not made a statement about what punishment, if any, McGee will face.

As a sophomore, McGee started 10 of 13 games for the Sooners last season, finishing the year with 26 tackles.
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Arkansas receiver busted with pot in dorm room

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Another day in the offseason, another player in trouble with the law. This time it's Arkansas wide receiver Lance Ray, who was busted with marijuana in his dorm room on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old Ray was arrested late Saturday night by university police after the smell of marijuana was detected coming from his dorm room. 
According to a preliminary police report, Ray had a brown rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.
The misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail.
Ray was also charged as a minor in possession of alcohol and got to spend the night in the Washington County detention center before being released on Sunday morning. As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Ray only had one reception for six yards, but did return 23 kicks, averaging 22.5 yards per return.
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Adam Robinson wants to return to Iowa

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's been two weeks since Adam Robinson was kicked off of the Iowa football team by head coach Kirk Ferentz, and now that some time has passed, Robinson is hoping he can work his way back on the team.  Over the weekend, and under the advice of his attorney, Robinson called a pseudo-press conference with select members of the Iowa media.

In that press conference Robinson apologized for the actions that led to his dismissal, and expressed his desire to return to the Hawkeyes.

“I apologize to my family, former teammates, coaches, my friends, the Hawkeye nation and everyone who supported me,” said Robinson. "I know I have disappointed you, and let you down. For that, I am sorry.  I promise to do better, and I hope you find it in your hearts to forgive me.”

Robinson is seeking forgiveness for what Kirk Ferentz coined as "academic indigestion" along with a charge for marijuana possession after being pulled over in a car with marijuana in it.  Considering Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had recently been arrested for living in what the police deemed a "drug house," it's hard to blame Ferentz for his decision.  He's trying to clean up the image of his program.

That being said, what Robinson has done is not exactly along the lines of a "drug house."  He was a college kid caught with pot.  Imagine that.  Robinson is enrolled in classes at Iowa this semester, and if he gets the work done and clears up the "indigestion," then I'd like to think Ferentz would reinstate him on the football team.  He's made a mistake, he's apologized, and now he's working to fix it.

I'm not sure what else Ferentz or the Iowa football program could ask of him.
 
 
 
 
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