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Florida’s Janoris Jenkins hit with pot charge

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Two weeks after surprising most observers by returning to Florida for another season, Janoris Jenkins now finds himself with a little bit of a sticky, so to speak, legal situation to deal with.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the Gators cornerback was cited very early Saturday morning and charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams.  The charge is a misdemeanor.

Jenkins was at a downtown Gainesville nightclub when he was observed by police officers on routine patrol of the establishment rolling a joint in a bathroom.  While the police report did not specify, we’re hoping he had washed his hands before he commenced the rolling of the weed.

After observing Jenkins and finding a clear bag that allegedly contained marijuana, the defensive back was issued a citation and a notice to appear in court.  His court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 17.

This is the senior’s second arrest since coming to Gainesville; in May of 2009, Jenkins was arrested — after being tased — for resisting arrest without violence.  He ultimately received deferred prosecution in that case.

Jenkins has started 36 games during his time at UF but did not play in the Gators’ bowl win at the end of the 2010 season, which he missed due to a torn labrum that he’d been dealing with all year.

Wait, maybe the weed was medicinal?  Yeah, that’s gotta be it.  Surely it wasn’t just for recreational use.

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14 Responses to “Florida’s Janoris Jenkins hit with pot charge”
  1. gatorprof says: Jan 24, 2011 3:38 PM

    Boom needs to tell him to go pro. You cannot have this guy back on the team after this combined with his past.

  2. soflatrojan says: Jan 24, 2011 4:05 PM

    Well that didn’t take long! It will be interesting to see how the new staff deals with this situation.

  3. edgy says: Jan 24, 2011 4:07 PM

    Ok, it’s illegal but I’d rather that the kid did pot than get liquored up. Too many guys turn violent because of alcohol while pot smokers are laid back and the worst crime that they might commit is robbing a doughnut shop. :)

  4. jcustunner says: Jan 24, 2011 4:09 PM

    gatorprof says:
    Jan 24, 2011 3:38 PM
    Boom needs to tell him to go pro. You cannot have this guy back on the team after this combined with his past.

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    Too late for that. The deadline to declare for the draft has already passed. Besides, aren’t misdemeanors a requirement at Florida?

  5. blitz4848 says: Jan 24, 2011 4:10 PM

    We have established a precedent for these types of cases at UF and Muschamp really has no alternative. Jenkins must be forced to set out the first half of the Spring game.

  6. pff says: Jan 24, 2011 4:12 PM

    say it ain’t so, Janoris! say it ain’t so!

  7. stairwayto7 says: Jan 24, 2011 4:59 PM

    Typical SEC player! Busted for drugs!!

  8. gamustangdude says: Jan 24, 2011 5:40 PM

    If the suspend him they’ll bring him back the week of the UGA game

  9. rangenius says: Jan 24, 2011 7:12 PM

    Who is the victim in this crime? Time to legalize, plus I think he was rolling joint for his Uncle who suffers from Gluocoma

  10. canetic says: Jan 24, 2011 7:20 PM

    In related news, Urban Meyer quit again

  11. seanmmartin says: Jan 24, 2011 7:44 PM

    Do you know how hard it is to get caught with marijuana?

    Classic Gators.

  12. gatorprof says: Jan 24, 2011 9:36 PM

    JJ needs to go because it is a second offense… He got nailed for fighting in a downtown club. Now, Mr. Brain Surgeon is rolling a blunt downtown in a club?

    He can go in the supplemental.

    Boom needs to break Urban’s cycle.

  13. WingT says: Jan 25, 2011 11:47 AM

    @Blitz, you said
    “..We have established a precedent for these types of cases at UF and Muschamp really has no alternative. ”

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    It will be interesting to see if Muschamp decides to keep doing business the old way or if he chooses to get tough as Gatorprof has suggested and break from the way things have been done in the past.

  14. rcali says: Jan 25, 2011 3:57 PM

    I wonder how much pot he actually had before the Cops took their “cut.”

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