NFL Players Busted For Weed
Arguably, out of all professional sports, NFL players get in trouble with the law the most. And since weed is still illegal, several of them have gone to the clink for possessing it.
How many NFL players have been arrested?
Approximately 7 percent of people who played in the NFL between 2000 and 2014 were arrested, according to a CNS analysis. This is a lower arrest rate than the general population of similarly aged men in the U.S. Let’s see the list of players busted for weed.
In the United States, there are approximately 1.1 million high school football players, and 6.5% of those players in high school (or roughly 72,000) will play ball in college. The falloff from college to the NFL is even more striking: only 1.2% of collegiate players will get drafted to the pros. With that said, you would think NFL players would amply embrace their dream and curb legal trouble…but, not quite.
NFL Players Busted for Weed
Greg Robinson, offensive tackle for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, is facing up to 20 years in prison after police say at a border patrol checkpoint they unearthed roughly 157 pounds of weed inside the vehicle he was in. The feds filed a criminal complaint against the pro football player for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.
An official announcement claimed cops discovered “approximately 157 pounds of marijuana inside several large duffle bags in the rear cargo area.” Border patrol added they too recovered $3,100 in cash, an electronic scale, a can-sealing machine, and 23 mason jars. In 2014, Robinson was drafted by the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams at the No. 2 overall pick.
On February 18, 2020, Quan Bray was stopped south of El Paso, Texas by Border Patrol officers. He was in a rented car with Greg Robinson (Cleveland Browns) and an unidentified third party. Border Control agents uncovered 157 pounds vacuum-sealed bags of weed and additional paraphernalia in the NFL players rented vehicle.
Bray was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute. 20 years in prison is his potential sentence. On May 5, 2015, Bray was signed by the Indianapolis Colts after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. On December 26, 2017, he was released from the team with an injury settlement.
Daniel Ross, defensive tackle for the Las Vegas Raiders, was arrested in November 2019 for cannabis possession. Reportedly, Ross was pulled over because he was blasting his music very loudly. During the stop, the cop claims he detected a ‘strong odor of marijuana’ from the vehicle.
During the search of the car, the officer notes he found a Springfield XD 9mm handgun, a joint, and a small glass container with weed in it. Ross was arrested on the scene. The cannabis weighed .12 ounces, according to the report.
In March 2019, police officers discovered a large “jug” of marijuana in a crashed car owned and driven by Alex Collins of the Baltimore Ravens. Collins informed authorities at the time that the cannabis belonged to a pal who had wandered home after the crash, however, cops didn’t believe the tale.
Collins and his friend were both arrested. Body camera footage of the ordeal was later released. Following the arrest, Collins was suspended for three games by the NFL and dropped by the Ravens. He hasn’t been picked up by another team since.
So, there you have it … NFL players that just couldn’t leave the sticky-icky-oouu-wee alone. Comment below if you have knowledge of additional NFL players who were busted with Mary Jane.
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