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Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:55 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Will Muschamp may have an image problem on his hands.

His Florida team has already been embarrassed by cornerback Janoris Jenkins' pair of marijuana-related arrests this offseason, the most recent coming just this past weekend. And now the Palm Bech Post has reported that it's not just Jenkins that's been caught by law enforcement with pot this spring; redshirt freshman defensive end Chris Martin and sophomore reserve linebacker Kedric Johnson were both arrested on possession charges this past January. The details:
The Gainesville Police Department arrested Martin, who is expected to compete for a starting job at defensive end or linebacker this summer, on Jan. 29 after officers detected the scent of the drug coming from a vehicle. Martin was in the car and revealed approximately two grams of cannabis when the police confronted him, the report said.

Johnson ... was arrested on Jan. 9 after an officer pulled him over for speeding and smelled marijuana. He produced two grams of it from his glove compartment, the police report said.

Both players agreed to deferred prosecution, and the cases did not go to trial.
Combined with Jenkins' missteps, that makes four marijuana-related arrests for the Gators in 2011 alone.

At a program with a better track record, these incidents might be easily brushed off. But Florida under Urban Meyer became (in)famous for its string of petty (and not-so-petty) arrests, a record Muschamp has promised to change with an emphasis on the "Florida Way."

Though Muschamp will ultimately be judged on wins and losses and virtually nothing else -- for all the griping about the Gators' arrest record under Meyer, his two national championships meant he could have continued in Gainesville almost indefinitely had he not retired -- the "Florida Way" talk will quickly become a punchline if his Gators can't stay out of headlines with "marijuana" in them.

It's early and Muschamp deserves the benefit of the doubt for now -- Martin's and Johnson's arrests occurred within days of his hire -- but it's also a problem the new Gator head honcho will need to nip in the bud* for the sake of his program's already-dicey image.

*Yes, pun intended.

Comments

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

your school smokes weed on the hill that overlooks the stadium and nobody cares. 70 to 80 percent of Cal students probally smoke weed. For that I like and rescpect this university. If he would have went to Cal he would never have been arrested for weed. he could have 4 years of non worying about getting arrested for weed. so what your point. Are you 1 of the only people that has anything to do with Cal that thinks weed is bad?



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 9:48 am
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Why is it that so many fans from the Big Ten whine and cry about Dodd and Doyel and claim to hate them, but everytime something bad happens in the SEC, they are begging those two to write about it.  There is quite the love/hate relationship going on here.  Can you say "man crush". 



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 5:56 am
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

come doyle, barnhart, crap dodd.......Where you at on this one.     Typical CBS cabbage writers not wanting to pick on the SEC.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:30 am
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

These players should consider transferring to a California University.  Granted it's not easy getting into Cal, Stanford, and to a lesser extent UCLA but private universities like football powerhouse USC and lower requirements at San Diego State all have the dynamics for superb football programs and you can smoke weed when you feel like it and not be subjected to red neck cops and red neck laws that do nothing to protect people but are there to protect Philip Morris and Anheuser Busch.



Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Thats awesome!!! that low life Martin was coming to CAL then changed his mind and went to Florida. He must have been HIGH when he changed his mind!!!!  Florida you can keep him. we dont need him or his problems.   GO BEARS!!!!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Okay, it does not matter the law of many states when regards to these occurances.  What matters is the law of one state (Florida).  Yes 2 grams is a small amount.  Maybe one real nice sized blunt for these guys!!  Bottom line is that these morons have a full ride education on the line and breaking the law isn't part of it!  Especially for the one in trouble again.  That is the problem with only a slap on the wrist.  You are telling these "student" athletes....(insert chuckle if you like).....that it's okay to break the law!  No record, no punishment virtually, no accountability.  What's Florida's graduation rate of the football team?  These kids need to be taught that they are not above the law and that football isn't why you go to college...........FUNNY I know.......



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Is this really even news worthy?  I love how the article tries to negatively portray some students and a university over 2 grams of herbs... something many states now look at as nothing more than a civil infraction.  Any chance the author's only knowledge of the plant is from watching Reefer Madness in high school health class?



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

SOUR GRAPES BY BALL LESS WOLVERINE HAHAHAHAHAHA



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Further proof that marijuana has no adverse affects to an individual's athletic abilities?  They should all still be punished for being complete idiots.  



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Two more Gators cited for marijuana possession

Ahhhhh...excellent!!!  I thought i was going to make it a full week without an SEC "student/athleth" doing anything stupid, boy i was wrong!!  Yet again we see just what type of person the SEC recruits, dritbags!


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