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Akeem Spence arrested on marijuana charge

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A traffic stop in Flomaton, Alabama led to an arrest on marijuana charges for Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence on Tuesday.

According to a report from NorthEscambia.com, which covers Escambia County in Alabama, Spence was pulled over by an Alabama state trooper while going faster than 100 mph. A search of the vehicle by a K-9 unit uncovered marijuana, leading Spence to be booked. Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times confirmed the arrest with the Escambia County Sheriff and that he’s been charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.

He was released a short time later on a $3,000 bond. The Buccaneers told WTSP in Tampa that they are still gathering information about what happened and had no other comment. It’s the second arrest of a Bucs player in less than a week after running back Michael Hill was arrested for failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest in Missouri last week.

Spence just completed his rookie year with the Buccaneers, who traded up to select him in the fourth round. Spence started 14 games in 2013, recording 29 tackles and a sack.

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20 Responses to “Akeem Spence arrested on marijuana charge”
  1. jimmyt says: Jan 15, 2014 9:33 AM

    Make. It. Legal.

  2. abninf says: Jan 15, 2014 9:39 AM

    “The Buccaneers told WTSP in Tampa that they are still gathering information about what happened”
    ===================================

    Let me help them: He got busted for driving over 100 miles per hour and the police found illegal drugs in his car.

  3. alewatcher says: Jan 15, 2014 9:41 AM

    jimmyt says: Jan 15, 2014 9:33 AM

    Make. It. Legal.

    ———–

    Agreed, but in the mean time, driving in excess of 100 mph while carrying weed is stupid. You’re begging to get pulled over.

  4. fdugrad says: Jan 15, 2014 9:42 AM

    The pot is not the problem here, unless he was driving under its influence. The REAL problem is an idiot who drives 100mph, exposing potential victims to the mayhem of his poor choices. What a knucklehead.

  5. sportsguy82288 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:42 AM

    Another player who has never failed a drug test getting hit with a marijuana charge…weird.

  6. trevor123698 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:43 AM

    “Make. It. Legal.”

    It already is legal to possess any amount you want, PROVIDED YOU PAY THE TAX.

  7. whatnojets says: Jan 15, 2014 9:51 AM

    It’s all Schiano’s fault for running a loose locker room!

  8. bigginfragable says: Jan 15, 2014 9:53 AM

    Why are football players so stupid?

    You have a chance to earn millions of dollars over your career, and all you have to do is live by a few rules.

    Don’t drive like a idiot. Don’t do drugs in violation of your leagues drug policies. Don’t collect 87 guns and 15,000 rounds of ammo, or kill people.

    This seems like a simple choice, and simple rules to follow.

    Earn millions playing a game, and set yourself and your family up for life.

    Or, you can be a turnip head and blow the best chance at having a good life.

    As a Bucs fan, I liked Spence and his play this year as a rookie, but good god these players can be some frigging stupid.

  9. whysomanylosers says: Jan 15, 2014 9:55 AM

    sportsguy82288 says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:42 AM
    Another player who has never failed a drug test getting hit with a marijuana charge…weird.

    _____________________________

    Player’s know it is a free-for-all until March/April when they get their test…. The rest of the year is party time. Unless you are on one of the NFL’s “programs”.
    NFL substance abuse/testing program = joke

    “It is so easy, even a caveman…..”

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:56 AM

    Don’t care at all about the weed but stupid to be driving that fast especially if you’re holding. Another NFL idiot.

  11. godofwine330 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:11 AM

    Even if they make it legal, WTH was this guy doing driving over 100MPH? If you are gonna do it, STAY HOME. If you’re not at home, STAY WHERE YOU’RE AT. What is so hard about this? I swear, there is no cure for stupid.

  12. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:13 AM

    riding dirty 101:

    1. if you’re riding dirty, stick to the speed limit…it attracts less attention

  13. SparkyGump says: Jan 15, 2014 10:21 AM

    Wow! Going 100 mph while on cannabis?! Every time I drove while buzzed on weed, I drove like a little old lady 10 mph under the speed limit. Now I just make my wife drive or we take a cab. If I can afford a cab, I’ll bet Mr. Spence sure can. What an idiot.

  14. steelerfanjo says: Jan 15, 2014 10:34 AM

    Roger won’t care… SEE: ALDON SMITH!

  15. bengalsucker says: Jan 15, 2014 10:38 AM

    Hard to take marijuana charges serious now considering states are starting to legalize it. I’d be more concerned about him driving over 100mph. That’s just stupid.

  16. alewatcher says: Jan 15, 2014 10:48 AM

    trevor123698 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:43 AM

    “Make. It. Legal.”

    It already is legal to possess any amount you want, PROVIDED YOU PAY THE TAX.

    ————–

    Not in Alabama.

  17. livenbreathefootball says: Jan 15, 2014 11:02 AM

    Why was the K-9 unit brought out? DWB is not probable cause.

  18. buckybadger says: Jan 15, 2014 1:18 PM

    What? This is still illegal? Well I am just going to have to go to the store to buy some to contemplate why it would be.

  19. craigkintexas says: Jan 15, 2014 1:42 PM

    And that’s why it’s called dope!

  20. tmatic74 says: Jan 15, 2014 3:10 PM

    Another weed story. The more the media talks weed the more people will be smoking it after work. The media puts weed on your mind all day through news articles and music.

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