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.