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Jets cut Cliff Harris, Claude Davis after arrest

Mychal Kendricks, Cliff Harris AP

When the Jets cut defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris on Tuesday, it didn’t even seem worth mentioning: Both were marginal players cut at a time in the offseason when multiple marginal players get cut every day in the NFL.

But now we know why they were cut: As first reported by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, both Davis and Harris were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Monday in Morristown, New Jersey.

According to a release from the Morristown Police Department, an officer observed that a parked 2013 Chevy Tahoe SUV appeared to be filled with smoke. The officer approached, the driver rolled down his window, and the officer smelled marijuana. Two of the three occupants were Davis and Harris, and they were both arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

The third occupant, Daniel Godfrey, was found to be in possession of a handgun loaded with a single hollow-point round as well as items that suggested he intended to distribute marijuana. Godfrey was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Both Harris (pictured during his time in the Eagles’ training camp last year) and Davis signed with the Jets this offseason. Neither has ever played in an NFL regular-season game.

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42 Responses to “Jets cut Cliff Harris, Claude Davis after arrest”
  1. poison66 says: May 2, 2013 5:11 PM

    Looks like the may NEVER play in a NFL game. way to use your head dumbarses. Lol

  2. green41563 says: May 2, 2013 5:12 PM

    A story about . . . pot possession by two undrafted free agents who have never played in an NFL game.

    Hmm.

    Oh, yeah: another Jets-related nonstory.

  3. bigbrad184 says: May 2, 2013 5:14 PM

    “Neither has ever played in an NFL regular-season game.”

    And both of them never will.

  4. coltzfan166 says: May 2, 2013 5:15 PM

    If it were Geno they wouldn’t have cut him

  5. formyministy says: May 2, 2013 5:16 PM

    “and so, the jets will roll out the standard boilerplate that–oh, wait, my bad…we only bash the lions when they have players arrested. almost forgot.”

  6. mobuccsfan says: May 2, 2013 5:17 PM

    Aaaand they probably never will.

  7. therealraider says: May 2, 2013 5:18 PM

    “Neither has ever played in an NFL regular-season game” and Neither ever will.

  8. 4greatestvikingever says: May 2, 2013 5:21 PM

    Can we please have an All-Marijuana Arrest team? Pretty please? It would be kind of fun. Something interesting for the off-season.

  9. raji1824 says: May 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    Rumor has it new GM is no joke

  10. nyyjetsknicks says: May 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    4greatestvikingever says:
    May 2, 2013 5:21 PM
    Can we please have an All-Marijuana Arrest team? Pretty please? It would be kind of fun. Something interesting for the off-season.

    _________________

    That would be a bigger waste of time than actually prosecuting people for weed. Legalize it, tax it, lets move on.

    <———— non smoker.

  11. MasMacho says: May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce your newest members of the Washington Redtails.

  12. annes22 says: May 2, 2013 5:48 PM

    Please not another Jets mess up?? How much more can this organization do wrong??
    Good start to an NFL career for these idiots, they have no hope of making it. Go and get a “real” job.

  13. thebigtim2012 says: May 2, 2013 5:49 PM

    What a couple of morons. Way to ruin what sliver of a chance u had

  14. thereisalwaysnextyear says: May 2, 2013 5:56 PM

    They smoked weed in the offseason. Wow. Legalize it. They are just stupid for doing it in public. Do it at home morons. And I really don’t get why the NFL cares about weed. It is definitely not a performance enhancer. Now I see why teams care for just that reason it will only hurt things and not help. Just use your brain guys(assuming it works at all before you smoke up).

  15. cali49er707 says: May 2, 2013 5:56 PM

    They should have known better then to be sitting ducks in a parking lot which always looks suspect. They should have pulled into one of those gas station automatic car washes. Definitely a better location from my experiences as a youth

  16. mkohli10 says: May 2, 2013 5:57 PM

    Circus Mike?

  17. fordmandalay says: May 2, 2013 5:57 PM

    “Only dopes use dope”. And boy did these dopes prove that.

  18. 13arod says: May 2, 2013 6:02 PM

    more then half o nfl players are doing drugs what has this world come to

  19. zeddicuszorander says: May 2, 2013 6:18 PM

    At least Cliff was parked this time instead
    of doing 90 down I 5 cheech and chonging it.

  20. mazblast says: May 2, 2013 6:27 PM

    This wouldn’t be story if the two slugs were with the Browns, Bucs, Jags, Bills, Panthers, Cardinals, Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers–in fact, any other non-playoff team except the Jets or Giants.

  21. dlk47823 says: May 2, 2013 6:28 PM

    Slow news day…..Let’s find a Jets story!

  22. dlk47823 says: May 2, 2013 6:30 PM

    Its funny to talk about another Jet screwup. Fewest arrests of any AFC team in the past 5 years. Soory, I’m using facts again. Not allowed here.

  23. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 2, 2013 6:32 PM

    Idzik setting the tone.
    Nonsense will not be tolerated here!

    Gotta love it!

  24. lks311 says: May 2, 2013 6:34 PM

    Never played in a NFL Game, means expendable.

  25. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 2, 2013 6:36 PM

    coltzfan166 says:
    May 2, 2013 5:15 PM
    If it were Geno they wouldn’t have cut him

    ———–

    And your point is?

  26. overweightman says: May 2, 2013 6:37 PM

    “Can we please have an All-Marijuana Arrest team? Pretty please? It would be kind of fun. Something interesting for the off-season.”

    All new meaning to “bowl” game

  27. jaredo10 says: May 2, 2013 6:57 PM

    come cliff don’t waste your talent I was pissed when the eagles cut you but noe I can see why

  28. darocnessmonsta says: May 2, 2013 7:15 PM

    Nothing says Common sense like sitting in a smoke filled SUV with a loaded hand gun

  29. eatitfanboy says: May 2, 2013 7:23 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Legalize it, tax it, lets move on.

    <———— non smoker.

    Even if it were legal, which I support, it would still be illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, just like it's illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol.

    It is also illegal to sit in your car in a parking lot and drink alcohol, so even with legalization, these guys would still have been committing a crime.

  30. jprcox says: May 2, 2013 7:24 PM

    Here is Washington that is not a crime. What I don’t like about this story is if these players were recently drafted in the 1-4th round, no way they get cut. If it was a good player, no way they get cut.

    So just because they aren’t considered valuable players yet they get cut for bad behavior that is legal in some parts of the country?

    That doesn’t seem fair to me.

  31. stoneydog1000 says: May 2, 2013 7:27 PM

    Cheech and Chong- “Up in Smoke”, but in real life.

  32. altoon88 says: May 2, 2013 7:28 PM

    thanks for having the courtesy to put their first names in the tweet and the headline. other irresponsible news sources may leave the player’s first names out so fans would be misled to believe that it was Demario Davis and David Harris, not 2 nonfactor players that would be practice squad or cut.

  33. eatitfanboy says: May 2, 2013 8:02 PM

    jprcox says:
    May 2, 2013 7:24 PM
    Here is Washington that is not a crime.

    I don’t think it’s legal to smoke marijuana inside your car on a public street in Washington, or to drive under the influence of marijuana.

  34. jimmyhull says: May 2, 2013 8:02 PM

    The 3rd guy was the honey badger

  35. canuckinamerica says: May 2, 2013 8:16 PM

    No! I’m aghast!

  36. canuckinamerica says: May 2, 2013 8:18 PM

    eatitfanboy……doubt carrying a gun loaded with a hollow tip bullet is legal.

  37. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 2, 2013 9:16 PM

    One bullet?

    Were they playing russian roulette or what??

  38. rcali says: May 2, 2013 10:15 PM

    Great, two more losers my tax dollars will have to support. I’m guessing corporate america won’t be an option.

  39. raiderapologist says: May 2, 2013 10:57 PM

    Godfrey only had one bullet? Who does he think he is, Barney Fife?

  40. fruitcovejag says: May 2, 2013 11:52 PM

    Dumb!

  41. joetoronto says: May 3, 2013 4:10 AM

    More bombo’s, next.

    SMH.

  42. gromgrimfist says: May 3, 2013 8:13 AM

    why post a picture of him in an eagles uniform it looks bad on our orginization

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