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The end? Gators’ Janoris Jenkins arrested yet again

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For the third time in less than two years, and the second time in three months, Janoris Jenkins has gone and got himself arrested.

Whether Will Muschamp considers this a “third strike and he’s out” situation remains to be seen and will be a significant test of the new “culture” the first-year head coach is trying to develop in Gainesville.

Both the St. Petersburg Times and Florida Times-Unionare reporting that the Florida cornerback was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.  Jenkins was given a notice to appear, and his preliminary court date is scheduled for May 12.

According to a release from the Gainesville Police Department, a GPD officer noticed Jenkins sitting in a car in a parking lot at 104 N. Main St. and smoking a cigar at 12:35 a.m. Jenkins left the vehicle after noticing the officer, the release said, but the officer saw a burnt marijuana cigar in the center console of the vehicle.

No one from the university, including Muschamp, has commented publicly on Jenkins’ latest brush with the law.

Jenkins was arrested in late January for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after he was observed by police officers rolling a joint in the restroom of a downtown Gainesville nightclub.  In May of 2009, Jenkins was charged with resisting arrest without violence — after being on the receiving end of a taser.

Following a junior season that saw him named to the All-SEC first team, Jenkins, who was under a no-contact edict in spring practice as he rehabbed his surgically-repaired shoulder, surprised many observers by declining the opportunity to leave early for the NFL draft this past January and instead returned to the Gators for another season.  Whether or not he actually gets to see the field in a UF uniform for “another season” is certainly up for debate.

Our guess?  Muschamp will have no choice; he’ll have to let him go.

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17 Responses to “The end? Gators’ Janoris Jenkins arrested yet again”
  1. trbowman says: Apr 23, 2011 3:22 PM

    Marijuana and Florida players?


  2. jsarge99 says: Apr 23, 2011 3:42 PM


  3. centexhorn says: Apr 23, 2011 3:52 PM

    No, actually, I seriously doubt Mussy gives him the boot.

  4. gatorfan1 says: Apr 23, 2011 4:03 PM

    I just don’t get these guys. When I

  5. gatorfan1 says: Apr 23, 2011 4:23 PM

    Oops…as I was saying:

    I just don’t get these guys. When I was on a college campus people were in dorms or at off campus apartments when we partied.

    We MADE sure we were not in the open???

    Nothing shouts doing something you’re not supposed to be doing more, than sitting in a parked car after midnight!!!

    This is the moron’s 3rd time getting caught out in the open. He should get jail time for just being an idiot.

    He’s gone!!! Muschamp already had a major confrontation with Jenkins in January over his behavior. Good riddance to the moron and good luck on your wonderlic test…dumbass!!!

  6. grudenthediva says: Apr 23, 2011 5:40 PM

    Bill Cervone won’t let anything bad happen to the guy*

    *Unless he’s a starter

  7. gatorfan1 says: Apr 23, 2011 6:03 PM

    @ Janoris Jenkins:

    Thought you might need some help!

    Question from Wonderlic Test:

    Q: Do you feel that you quickly learn from your mistakes?

    A: FALSE you stupid bas***d

  8. gatorprof says: Apr 23, 2011 7:52 PM

    get rid of him

  9. Slim Charles says: Apr 23, 2011 8:43 PM

    zzzzzzz. who cares, just weed.

  10. gatorprof says: Apr 23, 2011 10:00 PM

    Slim, yup, just weed. Smoke it in your apartment! If JJ was cackling and rolling a blunt on his sofa, this post doesn’t exist.

    It is more about the brazen stupidity for smoking in public and getting busted for the 3rd time.

  11. oregontrash says: Apr 24, 2011 12:35 AM

    Seriously, how many U of Florida football players arrested in the past 5-6 years? Anyone have the real numbers? I say over 30.

  12. oxking777 says: Apr 24, 2011 5:12 AM

    Gatorfan1 is right on. Jenkins is a hair slow on the uptake. Maybe he’s like Ricky Williams and needs a little pot to help him socially. Of course, Williams at least waited til he was making a living before he failed all his MJ tests.

    Jenkins will be chasing jack rabbits in the Pehoke sugar cane fields instead of playing in the league if he doesn’t get a brain. Muschamp will have to give him the ax.

  13. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: Apr 24, 2011 9:50 AM

    Transfer to Alabama, he will fit right in

  14. mrcowpatty says: Apr 24, 2011 11:54 AM

    What a surprise.

  15. overratedgators says: Apr 24, 2011 1:28 PM

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  17. whatswiththehate says: Apr 25, 2011 12:03 AM

    I swear UF is a half way house for boys disguise as a college. It seems as if every week kid is getting arrested. I swear every police station in FL must have a wall just for Gator students.

    Cam Newton buying a hot lap-top off of a fellow student at UF doesn’t sound all that strange considering the school he went too.

    Just last week three B-ball players and a trainer were arrested for trying to break into someone’s car. Even funnier was they got recorded trying to come up with stories to cover themselves. Even wondering if they would have gotten arrested in Gainsville if they had gotten caught. Yes, they were all white and wondered outloud if they would have gotten away with their crime if they had done it closer to the college..WTH…

    You can’t make this stuff up. Cops all in the bathroom in Gainville arresting Janoris Jenkins, for roling a joint, while the these white kids know they would have easily gotten away with their crime.

    Anyway, I’m beginning to feel that UF have a course in how to get in trouble with the law.

    I also noticed that ESPN nor this site reported the story ith those kids last week. I guess they are a lot like the police in Gainsville Fl.

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