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Juqua Parker busted for pot

In most years, the arrest rate involving NFL players drops dramatically during training camp, when teams have the highest level of regular access to the guys who might, when left to their own devices, get into trouble.

But that’s not the case for the Eagles, where starting defensive end Juqua Parker has been arrested for possession of marijuana during the early stages of preseason practice at Lehigh University.

According to the Morning Call, Parker was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for a traffic violation.  He allegedly was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

If the allegation is accurate, it lends further credence to the reality that, once a player clears the early-season urine test for substances of abuse, the player has smoke as much pot as he wants until a month or so before the next season’s test.

And it would be naive to think that marijuana smoking isn’t prevalent in the NFL and other pro sports.

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  1. zeke777 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:30 AM

    Oh, shi* #2.

  2. hrmlss says: Aug 5, 2009 10:33 AM

    Who was driving? One of Andy Reid’s boys?

  3. Gweez says: Aug 5, 2009 10:34 AM

    Restart the Arrest Meter.

  4. Kidekk says: Aug 5, 2009 10:34 AM

    It would be naive to think that smoking marijuana isn’t prevalent in society, period.

  5. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 5, 2009 10:37 AM

    Who cares, its pot. The NBA doesn’t even test for it.
    Drinking and Driving is a much bigger issue for the NFL.

  6. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 10:37 AM

    The demon weed claims another victim.

  7. oyoy84 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:38 AM

    Must’ve gotten it from Andy Reid’s son.

  8. mixman34 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:38 AM

    Who cares it’s pot…… shouldn’t be illegal anyways

  9. Rauler says: Aug 5, 2009 10:38 AM

    So what let the guy smoke…. Better than pain killers. Oh wait, the government taxes medication– not pot. Makes sense.

  10. Big Stretch says: Aug 5, 2009 10:39 AM

    legalize it.

  11. tj...hoosyourmamma says: Aug 5, 2009 10:45 AM

    This sounds just like the Santonio Holmes incident. Don’t sweat it Eagle fans. All this means is that he will be the mvp of this year’s Superbowl.

  12. Bob Nelson says: Aug 5, 2009 10:46 AM

    He’s a criminal marijuanna smoker damaging his body and brain with chemicals.
    He also had contact with organized crime drug rings and helped finace their operations.
    There should be no such people employed by the NFL.
    Why would the Eagles want such an evil person on their team?
    Time to cut him before his criminality gets out of control!

  13. ShowMeYourTDS says: Aug 5, 2009 10:46 AM

    so athletic pot heads can only play football?

  14. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Aug 5, 2009 10:46 AM

    “And it would be naive to think that marijuana smoking isn’t prevalent in the NFL and other pro sports.”
    This statement is completely naive. Marijuana smoking is prevalent in all professions (Firefighters, EMTs, Cops, Doctors, Lawyers, former lawyers who now run professional football blogs, lol jking Florio). But seriously, when Santonio Holmes gets pulled over and is found in possession of pot, all he received was a fine and ONE MONTH PROBATION (no arrest, no jail time). There’s more punishment for driving without a license. Haynesworth’s reckless driving is more of a menace to society than a little Sensi Smoke…

  15. jdblya says: Aug 5, 2009 10:47 AM

    There are SO many people is the United States that smoke pot. Every movie you watch, people are smoking pot. They sell pot stuff everywhere. I guess if it is not hurting anyone, then who cares? I would be more concerned for anyone who may be using steroids or some sort of narcotic that could be fatal. But anyway, If I was Andy Reid, and my players/employees disrespected the rules of the job like that, I’d be doing some firing.

  16. Vet735 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:47 AM

    I think the league won’t suspend Parker if its his first offense. And misdemeanor possession should be a small fine and probation. Parker should be more worried about what the Cheeseburger is going to do to him.

  17. gnop05 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:47 AM

    Seriously? As if our defense isn’t hurting enough already. Stupid players… Stupid players.

  18. Groty says: Aug 5, 2009 10:48 AM

    I’ts “Fly Eagles Fly!”
    Not “High Eagles High!”
    This sucks… Now what?

  19. Bill N says: Aug 5, 2009 10:49 AM

    Do the reporters need Andy’s permission to talk to the police about this?

  20. the Shoeman says: Aug 5, 2009 10:49 AM

    Juqua Parker, whose birth name is Juqua Demail Thomas, was taken into custody during a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. on N. Mountain Drive at Route 378, which is near the Eagles training camp on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    I always thought curfew was 11:00 pm ?
    Is this a double-whammy ?

  21. RedskinPete says: Aug 5, 2009 10:50 AM

    i’ll smoke to that (cough cough)

  22. straverse says: Aug 5, 2009 10:51 AM

    Great offseason for the Eagles so far.

  23. bleedsoe9mm says: Aug 5, 2009 10:51 AM

    let the andy reid kids jokes begin

  24. jimmytheo says: Aug 5, 2009 10:51 AM

    How is pot even on the NFL’s banneed substance list? Who really thinks weed is a “performance enhancer”? Given the agressive nature of nfl atheletes they should ban alcohol and encourage weed.
    Seriously the only “sport” that can make a case for weed being a “performance enhancer” would be professional eating, and even then it should only be limited to the Doritos event.

  25. Facts Domino says: Aug 5, 2009 10:52 AM

    While pot isn’t a big deal, the fool should be cut for pure stupidity alone by having this occur at TRAINING CAMP!

  26. simple_simon1 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:56 AM

    Good lord!!! I’m no pot smoker but give me a break. This is not an enhancing drug for pro athletes. The USA should be smart enough to do exactly what Canada does and decriminalize small amounts for personal use. If you have so much that you could be selling, or have a grow-op or something, that’s different. But aside from that, who cares.
    I don’t know what’s a bigger stupidity. The gun laws that go from state to state instead of being Federal, the lawyers getting filthy rich while people sue for pathetic no-brainers like “the coffe was hot”, or trying to pretend that smoking pot is on the same level as crack cocaine, etc and should be treated the same way. Get a grip already!!!

  27. Benny27 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:59 AM

    Crabtree’s fault

  28. bears4ever says: Aug 5, 2009 11:00 AM

    legalize it already!!!!

  29. PackerFanTastic says: Aug 5, 2009 11:00 AM

    What do they expect when they practice at Le”high” University.

  30. Whododrums says: Aug 5, 2009 11:00 AM

    Re: Bob Nelson
    You’re a moron! Try to experience something before you demonize it, you sheltered little man.

  31. Mcnabbdeepball says: Aug 5, 2009 11:01 AM

    I wonder why his sack total drop off, weed fries your brain cells what a dummy lol.

  32. ShowMeYourTDS says: Aug 5, 2009 11:05 AM

    James Jahnke, of the Detroit Free Press, reports former NFL WR Charles Rogers admitted during an interview on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that he used to smoke marijuana “every day.”
    Everybody does it, legailize it

  33. igglesfan74 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:12 AM

    Doh!
    Guess he misunderstood “grass practice at training camp”.
    What a dumbass.

  34. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 11:16 AM

    “It would be naive to think that smoking marijuana isn’t prevalent in society, period.”
    It would be stupid to think that that has any bearing on the NFL, period.

  35. topcide says: Aug 5, 2009 11:17 AM

    santonio must have sold it to him.

  36. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 11:19 AM

    “I think the league won’t suspend Parker if its his first offense.”
    You’re dreaming. Testing positive for weed is one thing, getting busted with it is a totally other thing.

  37. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 11:21 AM

    “How is pot even on the NFL’s banneed substance list?”
    You know, it’s that whole “illegal” thing.
    “Who really thinks weed is a “performance enhancer”?”
    Who really thinks that HGH helps a coach? Nobody. But Wade Wilson was suspended for 5 games and fined $100,000 for admitting to taking it anyway.

  38. scottilmnc says: Aug 5, 2009 11:21 AM

    it’s pot…nobody cares…in 10 years it will be decriminalized in most parts of US.

  39. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 11:22 AM

    “The USA should be smart enough to do exactly what Canada does and decriminalize small amounts for personal use.”
    Oh yes let’s be like Canada! I always wanted the US to become an insignificant nation.

  40. muchmaligned says: Aug 5, 2009 11:22 AM

    You don’t write very well, Mike Florio.

  41. AmhaTek says: Aug 5, 2009 11:25 AM

    Bob Nelson says:
    August 5, 2009 10:46 AM
    He’s a criminal marijuanna smoker damaging his body and brain with chemicals.
    He also had contact with organized crime drug rings and helped finace their operations.
    There should be no such people employed by the NFL.
    Why would the Eagles want such an evil person on their team?
    Time to cut him before his criminality gets out of control!
    ….. What the fk are you talking about? Where the hell did you get that information?
    I bet 70/80% of the NFL smokes weed. I wouldnt be suprised if coaches and mgmt did it to considering all the stress that comes w/ the job.

  42. marley66 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:25 AM

    It’s really not a big deal at all. LOL at Bob Nelson’s comments. You’re right, he’s financing the drug cartels with his bag of weed.

  43. crookedsteve says: Aug 5, 2009 11:30 AM

    Good I think they should execute him.

  44. Big Stretch says: Aug 5, 2009 11:31 AM

    Bob Nelson is a Douche Bag

  45. KingJoe! says: Aug 5, 2009 11:34 AM

    Hey how many of you white people get their passengers serached during a driving citation?

  46. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:43 AM

    I think I am going to take a BONG hit right now!!!
    What does this have to do with Brett Favre?
    By the way we have a DE we are trying to trade (Derrik Burgess) if Juqua get suspended call big Al and work out a trade.

  47. BKinacti0n says: Aug 5, 2009 11:43 AM

    I don’t smoke (anymore), but I don’t see anything wrong with smoking, as long as it is done responsibly. That being said, Mr. Parker needs to realize that the Eagles are paying him a shit-ton of money to keep his ass in tip-top shape and out of police blotters. While he is not putting any lives at risk with this particular behavior, the behavior is illegal and prohibited by the NFL.
    He won’t be suspended for a 1st offense.

  48. wydok says: Aug 5, 2009 11:48 AM

    Moron.

  49. favrecansuckit says: Aug 5, 2009 11:50 AM

    Bob Nelson of the Moral Police is a tool.

  50. FLORIO_IS_A_SELLOUT says: Aug 5, 2009 11:53 AM

    It’s naive to think that marijuana smoking isn’t prevalent in the NFL and other pro sports? How about it’s naive to think marijuana smoking isn’t prevelant in society in general? Florio, you, sir, are an NBC sellout, and are not authorized to give opinions on degenerate subjects such as marijuana use, which sellouts such as yourself would know nothing about.
    Stick to trying to please “the man” and drinking your champagne coolies.

  51. DoomsDayD75 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:55 AM

    Vox you sound ignorant as hell and that is an incredible accomplishment on this website. Congratulations.

  52. SliKRiK says: Aug 5, 2009 12:05 PM

    Damn… more bad news for the eagles… I’m a die-hard bleed eagle green fan but now that two hits to them the past week… I thought this team had what it takes to get to the Super Bowl… Now I’m not so confident about their chances…
    – Disgruntled Eagle Fan… Kind of use to it that way with this team

  53. F Dallas says: Aug 5, 2009 12:08 PM

    ugh…come on. I smoke everyday, want it to be lagal, but act as if its illegal and DONT GET CAUGHT.
    lame.

  54. HEPennypacker says: Aug 5, 2009 12:11 PM

    “Hey how many of you white people get their passengers serached during a driving citation?”
    I’ve never been searched for pot, but having white friends who have, my understanding is that if a cop rolls up to a car and it smells like weed, they’ll search everything until they find it. They get pissed if they can’t find anything.
    The real question is why Jaqua’s friends would let him hold the pot, knowing that if it’s found on him, it would end up on the national news.

  55. Marauder24 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:11 PM

    Vox Veritas:
    I suppose “insignificant” = “not hated worldwide”. As a Canadian, I can live with that. Where’s my bong?

  56. Duck Fallas says: Aug 5, 2009 12:12 PM

    What has Charles Rogers ever done?

  57. skylark says: Aug 5, 2009 12:13 PM

    See, here’s the thing about pot…I don’t care what you choose to do in the privacy of your own home, but if you’re doing it in a public place where I might happen to cross your path, and by indirectly and unavoidably inhaling the smoke from your pot you have the ability to cause impairment to me or any negative effect on my health, then you’re gonna have a problem.
    I don’t have an issue with legalizing it for use ONLY in one’s home (and it should be taxed to the gills – who knows how many municipalities could find themselves fiscally in the black again?!), since human beings will always foolishly gamble with their health for the sake of obtaining an altered state regardless of the legalities. However, it should absolutely be treated the same as alcohol when it figures in conduct like driving while impaired. You cause harm to yourself or someone else under the influence, the exact same penalties should apply.
    And for now, as long as it’s still illegal, plenty of NFL players will continue to demonstrate their unending stupidity.

  58. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:18 PM

    King Joe has a valid point.
    You should not have your car searched for a simple traffic stop. Its is a complete violation of our civil liberties.
    I will tell you where it all started in the 1980’s during the Reagan administration that asshole Reagan and that bigger asshole judge Rehnquist decided to wipe their ass with the constitution and throw away our 4th amendment rights.
    It used to be that no one could search your car or house without a search warrant.
    Thanks Reagan!!

  59. Abe Froeman says: Aug 5, 2009 12:18 PM

    I need a new bong, any suggestions?

  60. DarthPirate says: Aug 5, 2009 12:19 PM

    As long as it’s a small amount, who cares? I hope he just gets a wrist slap from the law (usually the case when a small amount is involved).
    Of course everybody’s favorite Judge Dredd imitator will give him a year long suspension, and then four more games after that.

  61. Bigbluefan says: Aug 5, 2009 12:21 PM

    Gotta love the egirls
    Even I agree its a BS charge but the law be the law
    Its training camp not sleep away camp you have to be pretty damn stupid to be bring your stash to camp
    This guy should get cut for being a shit head not a pot head

  62. Kidekk says: Aug 5, 2009 12:24 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    August 5, 2009 11:16 AM
    “It would be naive to think that smoking marijuana isn’t prevalent in society, period.”
    It would be stupid to think that that has any bearing on the NFL, period.
    ——-
    Vox, really, I was only adding to Florio’s point that it would be naive to think that athlete’s in other sports don’t smoke. Your attempts to crack wise are failing on a lot of levels these days. Did T.O. take your comedic sensibility with him?

  63. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 5, 2009 12:30 PM

    Not that big of a deal for “commoners” like us to be marryin’ Jane, I agree.
    And generally I’m of the mindset that you can stick rusty syringes full of drano into your eyeballs for all I care, as long as the fall-out isn’t detrimental to anyone else, or affecting your responsibilities in any way.
    But too much of anything is a bad thing.
    Especially when you’re a well-paid “professional” athlete who is supposed to be 10000% focused on your training during camp, priming yourself physically, mentally, & emotionally for the upcoming season…then a blunder like this shows a godawful lack of restraint (just put the bong down for a few weeks, at least), lack of judgement, a selfish indifference to the needs of your team, and an utter derangement of your priorities.
    Hedominsm hijacks responsibility, more often than not.
    Piss-poor priorities.
    Which is what makes him a dumbass, who deserves whatever legal/financial slap on the wrist he may get, plus whatever Goodell-issued time-out he may get.

  64. Hooby says: Aug 5, 2009 12:30 PM

    ill hold back on my ‘wtf is wrong with this idiots’ rant because this is juqua, and im a philly man
    the eagles defense is slowly becoming more and more up the creek without a paddle…lets just hope brodrick bunkley doesnt shoot someone

  65. empty13 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:35 PM

    well if yer car has smoke out the windows and/or you talk trash to the cops and/or you fail to show them an ID that has your so-called current residence address on it when a break-in has been reported, expect some response from the cops.
    if some of yall are so fond of the constitution, i guess you arent paying attention to what democrats do when they are in office.
    i bet the NHL doesnt have a problem with weed.

  66. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 5, 2009 12:35 PM

    “Bob Nelson says:
    August 5, 2009 10:46 AM
    He’s a criminal marijuanna smoker damaging his body and brain with chemicals.”
    So Bob, how much did YOU smoke?

  67. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 12:35 PM

    “I suppose “insignificant” = “not hated worldwide”. As a Canadian, I can live with that.”
    Of course you can, but only because the good ol’ USA provides a nice big umbrella of security for you, free of charge. otherwise you surrender monkeys would probably be eating sauerkraut, drinking warm beer and singing the Horst Wessel song by now instead of trying to be more like your American overlords.

  68. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 12:37 PM

    “I need a new bong, any suggestions?”
    Try Andy’s Drug Emporium.

  69. Houseman57 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:44 PM

    Who cares about Pot? Alcohol is the real drug…has anyone ever seen someone get real high and smack a bong over someones head…no. Now ask yourself have you ever seen anyone get really drunk and smash a bottle over someones head…absolutley

  70. simple_simon1 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:46 PM

    Hey Vox:
    You are one of the people who make it so easy to make fun of America. Don’t be an idiot. We live together, we support each other and we share most, if not all, of our common resources. We even have very similar ideologies.
    I really hope you don’t live in California. It would be a shame if Canada were to cut off the 90% energy you receive for free from our power grids. Or how about the endless water and oil supplies. Or how about the blueprint for the healthcare system so people can actually get care. Or how about the fact that we have friends in the world.
    I could go on but I’ll stop there. Don’t think that you’re so good. Your ignorance of the world, as we fight along side of you in every conflict (except Iraq and Vietnam), is abundant. Many Nations are great, not just yours. Get it through your head!!!

  71. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 12:50 PM

    For the record, I don’t have a problem with somebody toking up a little weed now and then. Hell I used to (as far as you know) smoke a lil herb now and then, no big deal. However, fact is it’s illegal and is a banned substance as far as the NFL is concerned. I don’t necessarily agree with it’s status in either case, but that’s the way it is. This isn’t a case of civil disobedience, this is just another idiot that is willing to risk his livelihood just so he can get high. Conform to the rules or find a new job, it’s as simple as that. Ditches don’t dig themselves, you know. And nobody gives a damn if you get high.

  72. Scott P says: Aug 5, 2009 12:53 PM

    I simply cannot believe the stupidity here. Still clear as a bell that too many players think they still exist in a bubble or on an island and can do whatever whenever. Or, maybe its just that old habits (usually only bad ones) are too hard to break.

  73. footballnut says: Aug 5, 2009 12:56 PM

    Ah, good ole’ Bob Nelson and his anti marijuana rants…
    Dude, Refer Madness was a joke. Don’t take it so literally…chill out.

  74. realitypolice says: Aug 5, 2009 1:00 PM

    Every time I see a drug related posting, I await with baited breath the always amusing sermon from the infamous Bob Nelson. This may be an all time classic:
    “He’s a criminal marijuanna smoker damaging his body and brain with chemicals.
    He also had contact with organized crime drug rings and helped finace their operations.”
    Yes, there are still people in America who feel this way. And it’s people like Bob Nelson who are responsible for billions of wasted dollars and thousands of wasted lives due to this unconstitutional drug war we continue to fight.
    Come to think of it, Mr. Nelson’s sermons aren’t that amusing after all.

  75. KingJoe! says: Aug 5, 2009 1:01 PM

    I fully believe marijuana is not legalized because it is an easy way for police to justify a search. For a cop to say the smell marijuana (mind you I dont it has been reported that he did) takes no proof and there is no residual proof. It is merely done to see what they can find. Unreasonable searches are jusified through fearmongering and too much gov’t oversite.

  76. texline says: Aug 5, 2009 1:07 PM

    Why would the police search a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation? Would they have searched if the passenger had been a 70 year old white woman?

  77. NagaSwan says: Aug 5, 2009 1:09 PM

    You pieces of waste that bitch and moan that Marijuana is illegal and therefore regardless of its harmless effects on the human body (seriously, you want a drug that damages the brain and literally every cell of you body, try alcohol) we should ruin the lives of anyone who touches it. Guess what? You have broken the law. Have you ever gone over the speed limit? That kills more people than driving high I assure you. It can also be done safely, most speed limits are comically low (or set for people who have the reaction time of, well, an old person.) Not to mention the history of dehumanizing laws regarding minorities that I would have been happy to break at any opportunity. So the Marijuana is evil because it is illegal argument really holds no bearing.
    You never make any sense, but you refuse to change your arguments. It is pathetic when someone can have logic prove them wrong, and their reaction is to reaffirm their beliefs through faith. Well kids, that’s what you are doing. Seriously, I don’t care if you smoke pot. I don’t care if you para-sail. Just stop making things up like you are some kind of expert, when you really have nothing to say except “I’m scared.”

  78. Kidekk says: Aug 5, 2009 1:15 PM

    empty13 says:
    August 5, 2009 12:35 PM
    well if yer car has smoke out the windows and/or you talk trash to the cops and/or you fail to show them an ID that has your so-called current residence address on it when a break-in has been reported, expect some response from the cops.
    if some of yall are so fond of the constitution, i guess you arent paying attention to what democrats do when they are in office.
    i bet the NHL doesnt have a problem with weed.
    —————-
    So what you’re trying to say is that white people don’t smoke weed. Another comment that goes to show just how much of a racist idiot you are.

  79. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 1:19 PM

    “I really hope you don’t live in California. It would be a shame if Canada were to cut off the 90% energy you receive for free from our power grids.”
    Nope. I live in Texas and we have our own power grid, separate from the rest of the country.
    “Or how about the endless water and oil supplies.”
    See above.
    “Or how about the blueprint for the healthcare system so people can actually get care.”
    I’m not looking forward to waiting 100 days for an MRI or 55 days for cancer surgery (if I ever get cancer). This is how it is for your nation of 33 million. I can only imagine how bad it would be for our nation of over 300 million.
    http://www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/wait_times/providers/wt_pro_mn.html
    Wait Times in Ontario (as of June ’09)
    General Surgery – 97 days
    Cancer surgery – 55 days
    Angioplasty – 21 days
    Orthopedic surgery – 180 days
    MRI – 100 days
    CT Scan – 41 days
    Pediatric surgery – 170 days
    “Or how about the fact that we have friends in the world.”
    You have friends in the world because the biggest, baddest badass the world has ever seen is your next door neighbor, is one of your best friends and provides protection for you. That and the fact that we’re willing to do the dirty work to make sure that
    Canadians like you can live a happy, insignificant life with friends. Now be a good subject and bow to the Queen of England, Mr. Popular. The second we decide that we don’t want to be friends anymore is the exact moment that we’ll annex your entire country and there’s not a damn thing that you’re going to be able to do about it.

  80. realitypolice says: Aug 5, 2009 1:21 PM

    That’s a great point, KingJoe. I hadn’t fully explored that angle. I think the bigger reason is a lot more political than that (the only thing politicians care about is getting re-elected, and being pro-pot is not yet a popular stance with the electorate), but I have no doubt the point you make is one of the reasons law enforcement so strongly opposes legalization.

  81. smiley says: Aug 5, 2009 1:22 PM

    Pot is illegal? WTF?!!!!

  82. Renegade88 says: Aug 5, 2009 1:40 PM

    WIP’s Glenn Macnow and Anthony Gargano mentioned that the police stop was because the vehicle failed to obey a traffic signal (sign? not sure which) and was driving without its lights on. The vehicle belonged to, and was being driven by, offensive lineman Todd Herremans.

  83. Renegade88 says: Aug 5, 2009 1:41 PM

    Should also point out that big expensive vehicles driving around late at night are probably going to get the attention of the local Bethlehem, PA, police as there’s not much else going in the Lehigh Valley after dark.

  84. juggadore says: Aug 5, 2009 1:43 PM

    they can search your car if it smells like weed. its happened to me.

  85. stuulman says: Aug 5, 2009 2:08 PM

    # KingJoe! says: August 5, 2009 11:34 AM
    Hey how many of you white people get their passengers serached during a driving citation?
    well let’s see, i’m white and every time that I have been pulled over when my CAR SMELLED LIKE HERB (twice)…..i have gotten searched. as much as love the chron, it is illegal. weak sauce to pull the race card on this one bro. he was being a dumbass and he got arrested for it…that’s happened to a lot of us, not just ‘you black people’ or ‘us white people’ as you said earlier.

  86. Pea Tear Griffin says: Aug 5, 2009 2:11 PM

    @Mike Florio
    “The van driver, Eagles starting left offensive guard Todd Herremans, 26, ”
    That’s pretty newsworthy as well. I guess you don’t read the articles you report on anymore?

  87. the Shoeman says: Aug 5, 2009 2:41 PM

    @Mike Florio
    The van driver, Eagles starting left offensive guard Todd Herremans
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    Parker, 32, was a passenger in a van driven by offensive guard Todd Herremans when it was pulled over at 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 378 and North Mountain Drive in Bethlehem, police said.
    Two local women, ages 21 and 22, also were in the vehicle, police said.
    The team has a 1 a.m. curfew.
    During the stop, police said they noticed a “small amount of marijuana” in the vehicle.
    “Mr. Parker was in possession of the marijuana and . . . admitted to the officers that it was his,” said Lower Saucon Township Police Chief Guy Lesser.
    He said Herremans, who was cited for making an illegal left turn and driving without headlights, also was cooperative with the three officers involved in the traffic stop.
    Herremans took a breathalyzer test and registered an alcohol blood level of .05, below the legal limit of 0.08., police said.
    Parker, of Medford, N.J., was released about 5:30 a.m. on $1,000 bail after a hearing.
    He had the morning off from practice as a player over 30 and could not be reached for comment.

  88. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 2:52 PM

    “i bet the NHL doesnt have a problem with weed.”
    Because most NHL players are white, we get it empty13!
    You’re a racist #%$@ and I hope one day you get called out on it in real life, that is if you’re not the kind of KKK member that gets real quiet about his hate and scurries away like a coward when a black man the size of an NFL player is nearby.

  89. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 2:56 PM

    Vox Veritas is a Conservative. Was there any question?
    I mean, he’s disagreeable with everyone, has no grasp of the facts or the basic tenets of reality, blindly follows his “team” without question and without a single individual thought of his own, makes imperial comments (“If you don’t like it well one day we’ll take you over with our big bad army!”), thinks the USA is the best country in the world in every aspect ever because George W Bush says so, and he is hated by most people he meets.
    It just makes sense!

  90. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 3:01 PM

    Juqua Parker isn’t stupid for smoking weed – Todd Herremans is stupid for driving with his lights off and making an illegal turn.
    Seriously, if you’re toking, obey all of the rules of the road! Don’t give the police state a reason to unlawfully make you a criminal.

  91. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 5, 2009 3:18 PM

    A lot of hockey players smoke weed because its legal in Canada.
    Half the teams being Canadian then most pot smoking hockey players wouldn’t be doing anything worse than having a beer as far as the laws in their country are perceived
    I think is a better explanation as to why they don’t have a “KNOWN: problem with pot smoking in Hockey.

  92. footballnut says: Aug 5, 2009 3:20 PM

    The NHL has plenty of players that smoke…trust me.
    Not to mention the Canadians love their weed, and it’s good stuff too.

  93. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 4:19 PM

    Jackal138 is a liberal. You can tell because he has problems with 5th grade vocabulary words, has no job, and believes everything that Obama and Nancy Pelosi tell him.

  94. Marauder24 says: Aug 5, 2009 4:35 PM

    Vox Veritas:
    Statistics, contrary to belief, DO lie. My father in law received immediate cancer treatments, no charge and no questions asked. Follow up appointments? No charge, no questions asked.
    When “Doctor’s Without Borders”, an organization dedicated to providing free health care to third world nations, realizes it doesn’t have to leave the good ol’ US of A because of the limited access to health care, you have to ask yourself if that is really what your forefathers intended.
    I have nothing against Americans at all. I do, however, have a lot against ignorant people like yourself that forget that we Canadians fought and died with you in the two major wars of last century, just as we are fighting in Afghanistan now. If you wish to piss on the graves of the men and women who sacrificed their lives, go ahead. I’m just glad I don’t have to live with you or know you and I feel for those who do.

  95. pantherdan89 says: Aug 5, 2009 4:40 PM

    VoxVeritas, I never met a Cowboys fan that I liked…………..until now. Preach it brother !!!
    ( While it’s still legal.)

  96. topcide says: Aug 5, 2009 4:52 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    August 5, 2009 4:19 PM
    Jackal138 is a liberal. You can tell because he has problems with 5th grade vocabulary words, has no job, and believes everything that Obama and Nancy Pelosi tell him.
    To sum it all up, vox is an idiot. Considering the classic label for liberals is college kids, educated people in the northeast, ETC, and the classic label for a conservative is a toothless redneck, or people in texas who hate canadians.
    I can bet that vox has never been to canada, it’s prety nice.

  97. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 6:16 PM

    Funny, because I’m young, college educated, and from Philly. I DO meet the classic liberal example.
    Vox is an overweight redneck from Texas, living in his mother’s basement and failing to groom his gross neckbeard. Yep! Classic conservative.

  98. DaGMen07 says: Aug 5, 2009 6:54 PM

    @Vox….where do u derive your statements from? Nobody said anything about Canadians. Just bc people criticize the health care system of Canada doesnt mean they are “pissing on the graves of the men and women who sacrificed their lives”. Get a clue man.
    @KingJoe
    “how many of you white people get their passengers serached during a driving citation”?
    Way to turn this into a racism issue. I am so sick of black people pulling out the race card when it has nothing to do with the issue. Shut up already. Guess what, I was pulled over two days ago and was searched. Get over it. People like you are the real problem that troubles America today.

  99. Marauder24 says: Aug 5, 2009 8:35 PM

    DaGMen07:
    My comment was in response to Vox’s ignorant statement:
    “Of course you can, but only because the good ol’ USA provides a nice big umbrella of security for you, free of charge. otherwise you surrender monkeys would probably be eating sauerkraut, drinking warm beer and singing the Horst Wessel song by now instead of trying to be more like your American overlords.”
    Calling Canadians “surrender monkeys” is akin to pissing on our fallen heroes’ graves. We have never surrendered in any war, including the war of 1812. Look it up.

  100. DaGMen07 says: Aug 5, 2009 8:55 PM

    I am a history teacher so I dont need to look anything up. I didnt see anyone calling Canadians “surrender monkeys”. Whoever did say that has no idea the role that Canada has played in world democracy. Vox needs to shut the hell up.

  101. Marauder24 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:58 PM

    Ditto on the profession…and my “look it up” comment was directed towards Vox, not you.

  102. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 9, 2009 9:16 AM

    @ Vox:
    Wow. You really are a complete tool, aren’t you? I usually enjoy your comments, as they usually contain a nice mix of sarcasm, humor, and intelligence, but you’ve undone yourself here. You are exactly what Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld thinks every American is: an ignorant, self-absorbed, self-righteous redneck, convinced that America can do no wrong, and who is blind to the fact that we are nobody’s hero anymore. You live in the past, somewhere between WWI and Vietnam, when the USA actually stood for something other than double coupons. Wake up man, and see that the country you think you live in is a rerun on Nick At Nite, and is now nothing more than a world market for all these other countries to unload their various distracting trinkets.
    I bet you think Limbaugh is a friggan genius too, right?
    I am disappointed by your comments, not that it will matter to you, because my saying so just makes me a terrorist, right?

  103. Jackal138 says: Aug 10, 2009 6:27 PM

    Hear, hear, Dan. The sad fact is that no party represents these kinds of people – one party simply takes advantage of their fear/racism/class hate/xenophobia. Vox and empty13 are perfect examples of the type.

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