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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.  


Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Before you go any further....they were ALLOWED to play in the bowl game....being suspended for 5 games means the next five dont get to pick and choose what games you will sit out. If one of those games so happens to be a bowl games, too bad.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:53 am

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Competition for the Fulmer cup will be intense.  You have the Tennessee players committing armed robbery and using a Prius (a Prius???) as their getaway car.  You have the Georgia AD who did the don't drink and drive spots get caught, er, drinking and driving.  Meanwhile, his passenger, a shapely blonde "assistant" (who was wearing no panties), goes all ballistic on the arresting officer and demands that he take them instead to a local motel.  Meanwhile, Evans has to face the press and his wife the next day.  Hmmm, jail would be the better choice here.  You have Cam Newton proving to be the best player bribery can buy winning it all for Auburn.  Meanwhile at Ole Miss, good Christian coach Houston Nutt recruits Masoli, the 3 time Oregon loser to come lead his quarterbackless Rebels, er, Black Beaars to glorious victory, er, defeat, against jacksonville St.  At Miss. St., they loudly defend their innocence, saying that they got outbid for Mr. Newton, therefore they must be ok, after all, their offered bribe wasn't high enough.  At Bama, players are hiring agents, while at LSU, folks are still trying to figure out what their coach is saying now that he is not going to Michigan, or do they really want him there?  It seems to change every week.  Why watch soap operas in SEC country?  Reality is more compelling.

But Muschamp has his work cut out for him.  Meyer left an enormous pair of shoes to fill.  Someone help me, was it 45 seperate arrests during his era at Florida?  I lost count.  I mean after all, Cam Newton got his start in Gainesville stealing computers, er, mysteriously discovering stolen things in his room, dang it, I hate it when thieves stash things in my room.  Let's not even count the cheating or the dozen traffic violations, shall we?  And we have Gators threatening to kill their girlfriends, smoking dope, commiting grand larceny, assaulting opposing players in the scrum, drinking, driving, and all sorts of mayhem.  Call me naive, but I doubt seriously that Muschamp will even come close, but we can still hope, can't we?

Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:22 am

Janoris Jenkins apologist

 I find it funny that there are so many people here to apologize for this kid. When five Buckeyes sold their own belongings and broke an NCAA rule you people wanted them crucified. Now this kid breaks a law and it is "everyone does it", and "he is a kid". Give me a break!  The reason "they all do it" is because they don't get punished for it. Breaking a law should have an equal or greater suspension than breaking an NCAA rule.

Oh and before you ask, no I have never done it, and never will.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 1:08 am

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

So t-montana...youre an fsu football fan and a duke basketball who exactly were you cheering for in the bball game a few weeks back??? .get a life...great nickname though  gaytors..haha....cute congrats on using so much money to try and keep "bowdens" wins....loser.

Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:39 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Not taking up for Florida at all, but it is a college kid, 90% of them will smoke weed...And the SEC does
dominate, we already knew that....I guess no other conferences have college kids that smoke weed, it doesn't
matter, that kid will be laughing at all of us in two yrs when he's counting his 1st Rd money from the NFL draft.
Thats why most kids pick SEC schools to play for...seen the top 25 recruiting classes so far? ( 9 SEC schools
in the top 20)

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 9:32 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Lets be serious...MOST college students let alone football players smoke weed. Almost none get caught, most do it in the privacy of their homes or a freinds house. So people rarely get caught. If you think otherwise you cleary are left in the dark when it comes to modern campus life. This has nothing to do with the "SEC" or "Florida" as others have previously suggested. Its just college. I want to know why this is news worthy? If they couldnt even muster more than 300 words for an article, its probably not worth writing about.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 9:01 pm

Florida Way?

"There's a certain thing that I'm going to refer to as the Florida way, and that's the way they need to act and that's the way they need to represent our University," Muschamp said during his introductory news conference last month.

So we get to find out if two time losers get to keep their scholarships with the "Florida way"!  lol

Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:39 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

Less than 20 grams? For all you non-scholars that means he could have had nearly an ounce in that bag. Just bring a fat doob with you next time dummy. 

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:11 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

minnesota fan...LOL

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:01 pm

Janoris Jenkins arrested for marijuana possession

This is just the beginning of the arrest season for NCAA players.  Expect to see a lot of this.  It is getting to the point where simple misdomenor arrests are just ignored by the teams and the schools.  You have to be arrested for a felony to receive any punishment in today's world.  This is really a non-issue, but it is the slow season in college football now.  I would be shocked if we do not see one or two stroies involving player arrests every week.

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