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Reports: Falcons’ Jason Snelling arrested, charged with possession of marijuana

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Falcons running back Jason Snelling was reportedly arrested after police said they caught him possessing — and trying to eat — marijuana.

The Barrow County News reports that Snelling was arrested by the Winder Police Department and charged with possession of marijuana and various traffic charges.

The arresting officer said he pulled Snelling over at 3:35 a.m. after seeing that his car wasn’t staying in its lane. The officer said he noticed a strong odor of marijuana and said that when he asked Snelling about it, Snelling admitted that he had been smoking marijuana earlier that evening.

“I asked Mr. Snelling if there was any other marijuana in the vehicle, and he told me that there was a grinder in the center console of the vehicle and that it had a little bit of marijuana left in it,” the arresting officer wrote in his report. “I searched the vehicle and located a metal grinder where Mr. Snelling had said it was.”

The officer said that while the vehicle was being searched, he noticed that Snelling was repeatedly swallowing, so he asked Snelling to open his mouth and saw what appeared to be marijuana inside his mouth as well.

Snelling was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of drug related materials, expired or no driver’s license, failure to maintain lane, failure to maintain insurance, improper use of dealer license plate and no registration.

The Barrow Journal reports that Snelling was booked into jail early this morning and has since made bond.

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54 Responses to “Reports: Falcons’ Jason Snelling arrested, charged with possession of marijuana”
  1. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 15, 2013 6:46 PM

    I imagine that must taste terrible.

  2. dbones750 says: Nov 15, 2013 6:47 PM


  3. mackcarrington says: Nov 15, 2013 6:49 PM

    It’s easier to eat weed if you cook it in some brownies or something.

  4. lionshawk says: Nov 15, 2013 6:52 PM

    Maybe he was rolling a parsley cigarette with his tongue.

  5. thepowerofchriscompelsyou says: Nov 15, 2013 6:52 PM

    how long are people going to put up with this nonsense before prohibition ends. what a waste of time, money and resources.

  6. jc327 says: Nov 15, 2013 6:53 PM

    I’ll never understand why people who ride dirty don’t make damn sure their car tags are right. You’re just ASKING for it.

  7. richiebburg says: Nov 15, 2013 6:55 PM

    All these football players smoking marijuana… I get that.. but they always get busted at midnight-3:00am… don’t these guys sleep?

  8. patsbrat says: Nov 15, 2013 6:59 PM

    I guess it was pretty good weed. Sounds like a serious case of the munchies…

  9. favresweiner says: Nov 15, 2013 6:59 PM

    I would be smoking weed too if I were playing for such a disappointing team.

  10. bcajun says: Nov 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    Just legalize it already

  11. ebbrown29 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:06 PM

    Just legalize it and control it. It’s ridiculous that weed smokers are almost treated as bad as child molesters in some states.

    And as far as Jason Snelling… he just seems like the typical dude from the hood. Rides dirty, no concern to get the paperwork right, just blowing herb at 3am in the morning. Yeah he should know better… but sometimes you just can’t take the hood out of some people.

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Nov 15, 2013 7:08 PM

    So he can afford to make bail but he can’t afford to pay for car insurance and license plates?

  13. bigfanhere says: Nov 15, 2013 7:08 PM

    “Wow, is that wrong? Nobody ever told me that was wrong. ‘Cuz if I had known it was wrong, I’d never have done it…”

  14. steeltuff says: Nov 15, 2013 7:08 PM

    Nothing good ever happens at 3:35 a.m.

  15. heeeeelzfan says: Nov 15, 2013 7:11 PM

    Oh well, time to update the old “Days Without an Arrest” counter. Shocker.

  16. donnymacjack says: Nov 15, 2013 7:19 PM

    The real issue here isn’t possession. It’s the associated DUI. If he hurts himself it’s one thing, but if he hurt an innocent person due to his DUI…well that is a problem in my book.

  17. dwatkins69 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:20 PM

    I agree it should be legal, but he should have been arrested if he was high and driving. Not cool.

  18. timmycb says: Nov 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    With all the marijuana arrests I can see the new theme for free agent recruiting in Seattle and Denver. Play here, pot is legal!

  19. thepunkyqb says: Nov 15, 2013 7:29 PM

    I am getting sick and tired of these idiots jagging off all their Millions because they are ignorant morons who want to smoke weed. REALLY!?! REALLY!?!? GROW UP!

  20. sw19womble says: Nov 15, 2013 7:41 PM

    Legalise it and tax it, just like other intoxicants like booze and tobacco.

  21. eugenesaxe1 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:41 PM

    When will these fools learn to let someone else hold the stuff? And don’t smoke while you’re driving?

  22. dd393 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:42 PM

    Dude, dude, you got it wrong. You eat the Doritos.

  23. jacobslatter says: Nov 15, 2013 7:45 PM

    Nothing helps out a knee boo boo like a doobie.

  24. bennyb82 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:48 PM

    He should’ve waited an hour and just went to practice.

  25. 6ball says: Nov 15, 2013 7:54 PM


    Number of cars on the road in Winder GA at 3:35 AM – 1


  26. 504in860 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:57 PM


  27. IamtheBucsFan says: Nov 15, 2013 7:57 PM

    Come on dude, you know you should cook it properly before you eat it. And…….get a limo, you got the money, don’t be a fool.

  28. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:57 PM

    steeltuff says:

    Nothing good ever happens at 3:35 a.m

    Maybe in Pittsburg, but I’ve had plenty of fine things happen at that time of night.

    You just have to, you know, not act like an over entitled moron in what you’re doing and there should be no trouble.

  29. bcajun says: Nov 15, 2013 8:09 PM

    If legalized just the tax money could certainly help pay the defecit in this country

  30. depotnator says: Nov 15, 2013 8:17 PM

    Meanwhile, no Seattle or Bronco players are arrested for gonja because it is legal in those states. So, how will the NFLPA dispute any league suspensions for possession by players in other states? It should be a level playing field regardless of where players play.

  31. 21stnprime says: Nov 15, 2013 8:27 PM

    even if they legalized marijuana everywhere, you still can’t burn and drive.

  32. ravenswhat says: Nov 15, 2013 8:34 PM

    This story is just sad on so many levels.

    This guy is an embarrassment and a testament to why the uber talented Falcons are so bad. Way to be a professional there Snelling.

  33. jdphx says: Nov 15, 2013 8:49 PM

    He bonded out in the morning… and DAMN, was
    he hungry! But I bet the buzz was good.

  34. eastofmissball says: Nov 15, 2013 9:29 PM

    I’m assuming this idiot is active? How can you have no DL, No insurance, and out at 3am in what I guess is not your average set of wheels w/ weed in it. So tired of these dumb MF’s… Just throw his ass out of the league, No 1st, 2nd, 3rd chances.

  35. WACANHFL says: Nov 15, 2013 9:30 PM

    Oh well, time to update the old “Days Without an Arrest” counter. Shocker.
    Becoming rare for the counter to ever exceed 14 days… You would think all this would go down in the off-season when these guys have nothing but cash to blow…

  36. u4iadman says: Nov 15, 2013 9:40 PM

    Kick all drug users out of the NFL. Hopefully they learn.

  37. sean21taylorrip says: Nov 15, 2013 9:53 PM


  38. FlashPatterson says: Nov 15, 2013 10:15 PM

    haha that’s like getting arrested for having a bottle of advil

  39. skinsfan91 says: Nov 15, 2013 10:15 PM

    Making all that money and you don’t have your car situation sorted out?

  40. tlow97 says: Nov 15, 2013 11:14 PM

    In other news, the sky is indeed blue.

  41. wozzmann1955 says: Nov 15, 2013 11:37 PM

    Thats what ya get for havin a potty mouth!!!

  42. axespray says: Nov 15, 2013 11:43 PM

    With the way the Falcon’s season has played out, can you blame him?

  43. opiedamus says: Nov 15, 2013 11:49 PM

    6ball had it right. 3am in Winder, he woke the cop up as he rode by….and, for what it’s worth, ain’t nothing happening in Winder after midnight…..nothing except a lil Jamey Johnson music blaring from most every house…AND I’m betting everything he hit the Waffle House on the way home from jail….just saying…..oh, 1 more thing, where is the “outrage” from the powers that be? It ain’t a DUI or concussion inducing hits, or racail epitets so it’s not worthy?

  44. weaselpuppy says: Nov 16, 2013 12:06 AM

    bcajun says: Nov 15, 2013 8:09 PM

    If legalized just the tax money could certainly help pay the defecit in this country

    Not even close.

    let’s imagine for a minute an absurd scenario where pot sales if legalized would equal liquor sales, and the tax rate would mirror the current liquor rated ( average of 3.7% state and .7% federal). The liquor industries sales are about $150 Billion a year.

    State taxes gained? 5.5 Billion across 50 states and DC.

    Federal taxes gained? $1 Billion.

    Current yearly deficit? $700 Billion give or take.

    This of course is assuming pot sales at liquor levels…which is fantasy. Likely 10% is a more realistic number. how about $100Million a year on federal taxes, which is about, oh, lemme see, carry the 3….ONE HOUR of deficit spending…or compared to the entire Federal budget, about 45 MINUTES of spending..

    Stoner Math Fail.

  45. dirtysouthniner says: Nov 16, 2013 3:07 AM

    Must of been a great song he was swerving to..

  46. wabbitslayer says: Nov 16, 2013 4:06 AM

    I get the whole “wanting to smoke weed” thing, but….

    no license? no insurance? no registration? He doesn’t have the money to get those?

    C”MON MAN!

  47. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 16, 2013 6:52 AM

    We win ball games.

  48. vikingamericann says: Nov 16, 2013 7:10 AM

    improper use of dealer license plate……when smoking weed you might not want to drive around in a car that says dealer on it.

  49. cshearing says: Nov 16, 2013 7:36 AM

    The product does not bother me. But he had no license, no registration, no insurance? And was driving while high? A professional athlete has no excuses for that kind of stuff other than being moronically entitled.

  50. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 16, 2013 9:21 AM

    What can’t I bond my DUI clients out in 2 hours in Georgia? Sick of these guys getting royal treatment.

  51. annes22 says: Nov 16, 2013 9:27 AM

    Not another one at it!! For goodness sake what is wrong with all these “losers”?? It’s everyday that something happens to a player. They are so dumb and stupid it’s shocking. Driving a car like that is ridiculous, just continue doing the same thing, eventually something terrible will happen.

  52. blackbug99 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:39 AM

    It should be legal so law enforcement can use resources for real crimes. But, even if legal, you can’t be allowed to operate under the influence.

    It’s not a sports enhancing drug. I can see an NFL Safety toked up going, “Whooooa man did you see how far he threw that?” So, I wonder how the NFL will treat it when legal :)!!

  53. LampyB says: Nov 16, 2013 2:36 PM

    Possession of weed shouldnt be a charge. Driving under the influence should.

  54. starderup says: Nov 17, 2013 8:11 AM

    Aw, nuts. Like we need more.

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