I think this is the point in the program where I remind everyone, once again, that marijuana should be legal before the whiny comments commence.
Now, with that out of the way, cornerback Boaz Joseph (pictured, right) was cited last Thursday by University of Nebraska-Lincoln police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The citations stemmed from an investigation related to a different matter.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
Investigators found 3.3 grams of marijuana, about one-tenth of an ounce, in a tobacco tin in Joseph’s room in a 711 Folsom Lane apartment, Assistant Police Chief Charlotte Evans said Monday.
Joseph, 21, was one of three people cited for having drugs and paraphernalia in the apartment after officers executed a search warrant there in a fraud investigation, Evans said.
UNL police were looking for credit card and shipping information suspected to be at the apartment after someone tried to ship speakers there using a stolen credit card, she said.
Another of the three cited was Ishmail Jackson, a former Cornhusker football player who’s most famous for being the nephew of actor Matt Damon and for being suspended for the Gator Bowl following the 2013 season.
As for Joseph, this is his second run-in with police in less than a year.
In June of last year, Joseph, a redshirt freshman, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, the Omaha World-Herald wrote at the time, “after a surveillance video allegedly captured him walking by, boarding and riding off on a ‘bait bike’ used by [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] police to curb bike theft.”
“Coach [Mike] Riley and athletics administration are aware of the incident,” an NU statement regarding the latest incident read. “We have no additional comment at this time.”
After taking a redshirt his true freshman season in 2013, Joseph played in five games in 2014. Most of that game action came on special teams.
(Photo credit: Nebraska athletics)