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Kellen Winslow pleads not guilty to synthetic marijuana charge

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Jets tight end Kellen Winslow wasn’t present in court for Thursday’s hearing, but his attorneys entered a plea of not guilty on a charge of possession of synthetic marijuana on his behalf.

Winslow’s attorneys told judge Vincent A. Pirone that a medical issue prevented Winslow from flying into New Jersey to appear before the court himself on Thursday, although Dom Cosentino of NJ.com reports they offered no specifics about the issue after the hearing. Winslow’s next court date is set for March 13 and the judge said Winslow must be present at that time.

Winslow was arrested in a parking lot outside a Target in East Hanover, New Jersey in November after police found the ersatz weed in his car. Police were sent to the scene after a woman called to report seeing a man masturbating in his car. The police did not catch Winslow engaged in any autoerotic maneuvers, but did find two containers of Vaseline in the car along with the offending synthetic marijuana.

Winslow’s publicist later issued a statement saying that Winslow was merely changing clothes in the car in order to avoid smelling like smoke when he returned home. Winslow is not expected to be suspended by the league as a result of the arrest.

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21 Responses to “Kellen Winslow pleads not guilty to synthetic marijuana charge”
  1. emoney826 says: Feb 7, 2014 10:14 AM

    I don’t even know what to say. I was about to make a joke about the fake weed, but after hearing about the masturbation in public, I am now at a loss for words.

  2. brownsclown says: Feb 7, 2014 10:23 AM

    He also pleaded not guilty to charges of being a synthetic soldier and football player.

  3. pixelito says: Feb 7, 2014 10:32 AM

    Synthetic weed isn’t supposed to smell.

  4. whiteknightblackheart says: Feb 7, 2014 10:40 AM

    Now if NFL players were able to smoke regular weed, he wouldn’t have been caught masturbating at Target, but more likely sampling the wares of the “chips/pretzels/cookies” aisle. They should listen to Cro.

  5. philyeagles5 says: Feb 7, 2014 10:41 AM

    Synthetic weed does smell. It smells like chemicals.

  6. granadafan says: Feb 7, 2014 11:08 AM

    What kind of fake medical issue did the soljah allegedly have? The judge should have tossed his attorney in jail for contempt of court.

  7. arwiv says: Feb 7, 2014 11:10 AM

    Yet another stupid “criminal offense” designed to increase the government coffers.

  8. ryann252013 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:17 AM

    I’m still confused as to why he is being charged for this? is it public indecency or is he really being charged with a form of weed that is legal? It’s like being charged with drinking O’dules while driving.

  9. sb44champs says: Feb 7, 2014 11:18 AM

    Apparently the apple falls further from the tree than we thought..

  10. 4drams says: Feb 7, 2014 11:20 AM

    He was just ‘looking for Boston Market’…

  11. chargrz says: Feb 7, 2014 11:20 AM

    LOSER!

  12. sbchampsagain says: Feb 7, 2014 11:37 AM

    If this dude is smoking synth weed, he’s got some serious problems.

    The only people who smoke synth weed are those that cant get thier hands on something else.

  13. duped85 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:57 AM

    Props to PFT for choosing the best photograph to accompany this article.

  14. metalman5150 says: Feb 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    I can say what I want to even if I’m just kidding

  15. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 7, 2014 1:41 PM

    Is synth weed legal? Didn’t think it was. How he expects to be found not guilty when he told the cops he didn’t want to smell like weed when he got home should be… creative.

  16. johnnydom says: Feb 7, 2014 5:04 PM

    Guys a real loser, wasted talent if there ever was.

  17. seaeagle707 says: Feb 7, 2014 5:38 PM

    The Jets should hire a player, like say Tim Tebow, to mentor these guys about their anti-societal behaviors.

  18. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Feb 7, 2014 7:40 PM

    Are they sure this wasnt at dave n busters?

  19. drewman05 says: Feb 7, 2014 9:08 PM

    Yep, even soldiers like Winslow need gentle touches of themselves

  20. tmatic74 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:05 PM

    Who sells fake weed?

  21. ytownjoe says: Feb 7, 2014 11:21 PM

    Let Mark Brunell decide what should be done with him.

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