Marijuana charges dismissed against Dre Kirkpatrick

AP

A projected top-25 pick in April’s draft, Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick’s stock appeared to take a hit when he was arrested on January 17 for marijuana possession.

But Kirkpatrick is off the hook. Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports that the charges against Kirkpatrick have been dismissed.

Based on this story, from the Tuscaloosa News, it sounds like Kirkpatrick’s friend, Chris Rogers, accepted blame for the presence of marijuana in a vehicle rented by Rogers. Rogers, a former teammate of Kirkpatrick’s at Alabama, was also arrested.

Per the incident report, Rogers admitted to police that he purchased the marijuana. Kirkpatrick admitted he was in the vehicle when the purchase was made, but claimed he did not specifically know of the purchase at that time.

We suspect the arrest will not affect Kirkpatrick’s 2012 NFL draft stock whatsoever.

33 responses to “Marijuana charges dismissed against Dre Kirkpatrick

  1. not too tough to see how this went down

    Yo homie – take the heat for this one and I’ll hit you back when I get paid.

    Alright bet

  2. “hey bruh, you gotta take the heat for this one…I’ll take care of you when I get my signing bonus…”

    Blaze that sh*t up at home…paper towel roll stuffed with softener sheets should to the trick!

  3. atlsage says:
    Feb 6, 2012 2:14 PM
    Looks like his friend took one for the team.

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    He took one for the envelope full of cash he’ll receive in several months time.

    Business as usual.

  4. @paleandpasty says:Feb 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    How do you not know that someone in your car purchased marijuana?
    ==================================
    Exactly………………Just for being dumb he should have been arrested…….But then we would have a jail full of Jets fans….just sayin…….

  5. Something tells me if I’m caught with mary jane in the ride I’m done for. Must be nice to be an athlete. And we always wondering why they risk their careers getting into trouble. Well if they get away with it 9 times out of 10, then why not…

  6. Everyone says “Bengals will take this guy!” Then they used some recycled phrase but ya know what? We will take this guy because weed isn’t a huge deal.

    So let him fall to us please!

  7. Kaz says:
    Feb 6, 2012 2:33 PM
    Something tells me if I’m caught with mary jane in the ride I’m done for. Must be nice to be an athlete. And we always wondering why they risk their careers getting into trouble. Well if they get away with it 9 times out of 10, then why not…

    Give me a break with the self-righteous whining.

    For those unaware, in order to be found guilty of a crime the evidence against them has to be pristine, beyond reasonable doubt.

    The DA (not the judge) quickly realized that there was barely any evidence against Kirkpatrick, and wisely chose not to waste time and money pursuing it.

  8. Ha. It pays to read the linked story. They were pulled on the wrong side of the road in rural Alabama. And both obviously high. That guy likes his weed plus some.
    Panthers will draft him just so Cam can relive his college days abusing disoriented Alabama cbs.

  9. Do they do urine tests at the combine?

    Hopefully this little scare will convince Dre to steer clear of those involved in the drug business.

  10. Meanwhile, the rest of the 2012 rookie class got mad drunk during the Super Bowl, and nobody cared.

    Legalize it!

  11. Kirkpatrick’s stock will fall with the NFL even if the “Alabama prosecutor” was a redneck Tide fan and didn’t have the courage to prosecute. Funny how 99% of fans can figure out what went down but the prosecutor’s “don’t have a clue.” Wonder if this prosecutor is related to the W. Virginia prosecutor that wouldn’t puruse M. Vick when the evidence was staring him in the face. Kirkpatrick was have escaped this but he won’t escape the urine test at the combine and most NFL teams are smarter than the prosecutor in ally-bammy.

  12. @thejuddstir – in a courtroom you have to have real evidence.

    All you have is a theory, which may be true or even may be likely to be true. But in order to be found guilty of a crime the prosecution needs to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

    That simply wasn’t going to happen, so the charges were dropped.

    Time to get over it.

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