Florida RB Jordan Scarlett Arrested For Marijuana Possession: Jordan Scarlett is a very talented true freshman running back who plays for the Florida Gators Football team. Scarlett had been having a great first year with the Gators and was slotted to play in the Citrus Bowl. Unfortunately, Scarlett was charged with marijuana possession on December 19, 2015 and under league rules will be suspended from playing in the Citrus Bowl. Apparently he was charged with the possession offense in his dorm room at the Keys Residential Complex. Florida will be playing Michigan in that post season game. Florida will also be missing starting right tackle Mason Halter and backup linebacker Anthony Harrell. Scarlett, although only a freshman, is the third leading Gator with over 180 yard rushing on a 5.3 yard gain per carry average. Commentators had been predicting a significant role for Scarlett due to his speed and explosive running power versus the tough Michigan defense. Florida will still have Kevin Taylor and Jordan Cronkrite to pursue the Gator running game.
Florida RB Jordan Scarlett Arrested For Marijuana Possession: Scarlett has a January 6, 2016 court date in Alachua County Court. Scarlett was highly recruited out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Once at Florida Scarlett has had a less than perfect freshman year due to poor practice habits. Coach McElwain ended up benching him.
The legal status of marijuana is very confusing to many people. It no longer makes sense that marijuana is legal in some states and not legal in others. Many students do not understand that their college or university is under a federal mandate to stringently police the use of marijuana by students in college housing. It appears that Scarlett fell to that increased scrutiny. Scarlett also probably did not understand that he had no duty to help law enforcement build a case against him. He did not understand that he did not have to open the door to his room unless the Officer had a search warrant. Scarlett also probably did not realize that he was entitled to ask for a lawyer and to make no other statements.
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