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Florida’s Janoris Jenkins hit with pot charge


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.

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.