Jets cut Cliff Harris, Claude Davis after arrest

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.

42 responses to “Jets cut Cliff Harris, Claude Davis after arrest

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

  2. 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. “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.”

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. “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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

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