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Jabar Gaffney arrested on drug charges in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Jabar Gaffney #10 of the Denver Broncos practices prior to the NFL season opener game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jabar Gaffney Getty Images

At a time when current NFL players are getting in trouble with far less frequency, former NFL players still find their fair share of problems.

The latest is veteran receiver Jabar Gaffney; via Jacksonville.com, Gaffney was arrested Friday on marijuana and other drug possession charges. At least one count is a felony.

Per the report, the 35-year-old Gaffney was released Friday night after posting $7,000 bond.

Gaffney played for the Texans, Patriots, Broncos, Washington, and Dolphins from 2002 through 2012, catching 447 career passes for 5,690 yards. The Dolphins cut Gaffney in November 2012, one day before the NFL suspended him two games for failing to report a 2010 arrest.

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33 Responses to “Jabar Gaffney arrested on drug charges in Florida”
  1. staffordsyear says: Jan 23, 2016 8:41 PM

    Meh, give him a break on the whole weed thing, its candy compared to alcohol and the deaths that causes every year.

  2. vicnocal says: Jan 23, 2016 8:45 PM

    MTV and Coca Cola have done more damage to this country than recreational drugs. FACT.

  3. selmonfan63 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:55 PM

    You can’t say something stupid and then yell FACT and actually make your stupid statement true.

  4. abninf says: Jan 23, 2016 8:57 PM

    35 years old and still hasn’t outgrown dope smoking. How sad.

  5. sdiegosteel says: Jan 23, 2016 8:57 PM

    A Florida Gator getting arrested? Shocking.

  6. adoombray says: Jan 23, 2016 8:58 PM

    Legalize it already

  7. whodey83 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:03 PM

    That you Jeb?

  8. 6ball says: Jan 23, 2016 9:05 PM

    .
    It looks like Gaffney has assumed control of el Chapo’s cartel. He was holding 6.5 grams.
    .

  9. thirdistheworrd says: Jan 23, 2016 9:08 PM

    How many other Redskins and Dolphins fans were confused why their team was tagged in this story and then realized “Oh wait… I guess he did play here…”

  10. jkjdawg1 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:17 PM

    Weed was only outlawed because the cotton industry lobbied to Congress back in the 1930s when people realized they could make all the same things with hemp, and cheaper than cotton. It’s ridiculous that it’s still illegal anywhere in the US. Money drives the world.

  11. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 23, 2016 9:18 PM

    We’re shocked! No way!
    Signed,
    Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon

  12. benh999 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:21 PM

    Typical Pats alum

  13. joerymi says: Jan 23, 2016 9:28 PM

    It is 2016, and people are still arrested for this. Right threw the looking glass.

  14. tfrancisco77 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:37 PM

    Weed was only outlawed because the cotton industry lobbied to Congress back in the 1930s when people realized they could make all the same things with hemp, and cheaper than cotton. It’s ridiculous that it’s still illegal anywhere in the US. Money drives the world.

    Don’t forget big pharma – removing the psychoactive effect of THC, the rest of the compounds of hemp are very good for you and can aid in the control and mitigate the effects of a number diseases. Being that it is cheap and very renewable, pharma can’t let people have access to it so they can sell their cures (and the 1000’s of risks and side effects as well) for HUGE profits.

  15. qdog112 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:38 PM

    Maybe he should’ve taken over a federal compound in Oregon, he’d never get arrested, as long as certain other requirements are met.

  16. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 23, 2016 9:48 PM

    benh999 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 9:21 PM
    Typical Pats alum
    —————————

    …and Texans, Broncos, REDSKIN and Dolphins alum. This is your mind on hate kids, just day no to haterade

  17. kaepernickin says: Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM

    Obviously people don’t read the article! It says he had multiple drug violations, one being a felony! Weed possession of 6.5 grams isn’t a felony so he obviously had something else that got him in trouble! Nobody has ever had to pay 10% of $70,000 to bond out on less than a quarter ounce of pot! Morons!! It clearly states he was arrested on marijuana AND OTHER DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES! Please read before posting ridiculous comments!

  18. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:38 PM

    What is this 1975? Most of the USA realized marijuana prohibition was nothing more than a jobs program a decade ago. #getwiththeprogram

  19. tedmurph says: Jan 23, 2016 10:47 PM

    Always nice when Woody Harrelson chimes in.

  20. dipak1969 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:47 PM

    I don’t see why the arrest of a marginal player who hasn’t played in the league for years is even noteworthy in this forum.

  21. hahalolrofl says: Jan 23, 2016 10:49 PM

    Guess the arrest counter gets a reset.

  22. mcjon22 says: Jan 23, 2016 11:04 PM

    I’m sure he’ll blame this on concussons and say he now regrets playing in the NFL

  23. racerx1225 says: Jan 24, 2016 12:34 AM

    The single solitary reason marijuana is illegal is because the Hears and Dupont family would have lost millions when hemp was discovered to be 90% more fibrous than wood pulp and we would have never cut down another tree for paper if hemp was legal. Only reason. Fact: alcohol and tobacco kill 600,000 people a year, marijuana 0. Try to absorb that before you post ignorant rants on how bad marijuana is. Its a god send and has many medical uses. Ignorance, pure and simple.

  24. racerx1225 says: Jan 24, 2016 12:37 AM

    Hearst family. Sorry for the typo. They owned lots of timberland used for the paper industry.

    Alcohol and tobacco are a lot worse and have 0 positive uses.

    Its a joke marijuana is illegal.

  25. bpacha76 says: Jan 24, 2016 2:09 AM

    Wonder if he was listening to Cypress Hill or DJ Screw??????

  26. campcouch says: Jan 24, 2016 5:16 AM

    Millions, yet out on the block smoking. Stay home.

  27. tothehouse101 says: Jan 24, 2016 8:23 AM

    Didn’t he get caught as a recruit pilfering the lockers of Florida players?

  28. Sinuous Sausage says: Jan 24, 2016 8:27 AM

    I’m for MJ legalization, but I always crack up at the conspiracy theorists who flog the ‘Big Pharma is out to rip us off’ line. Weed isn’t some elixir or wonder drug and 99% of people who use it do so for fun. Some evidence shows it actually inhibits your cognitive development if you smoke it in adolescence, and that looks to be the case here for poor Mr. Gaffney

  29. cuda1234 says: Jan 24, 2016 8:50 AM

    “Texans, Patriots, Broncos, Washington, and Dolphins”.

    I see you still prefer being grammatically incorrect to being politically incorrect. Both make you look ignorant.

    Why not avoid both and just use all the city names? He played in Houston, New England, Denver, Washington and Miami.

  30. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 24, 2016 9:07 AM

    oh how the mighty have fallen………….

  31. solo681 says: Jan 24, 2016 10:59 AM

    Consumption of alcohol & cigarettes, that causes millions of deaths, life long medical illness, crime and Billions in Tax Payer money can be purchased over the counter.

    God forbid we should legalize over the counter Marijuana & HGH that has been proven to actually, you know, help & heal people.

    Goodel & the NFL are a very bad brew.

  32. laxcoach37 says: Jan 24, 2016 12:13 PM

    tfrancisco77 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 9:37 PM
    Weed was only outlawed because the cotton industry lobbied to Congress back in the 1930s when people realized they could make all the same things with hemp, and cheaper than cotton. It’s ridiculous that it’s still illegal anywhere in the US. Money drives the world.

    Don’t forget big pharma – removing the psychoactive effect of THC, the rest of the compounds of hemp are very good for you and can aid in the control and mitigate the effects of a number diseases. Being that it is cheap and very renewable, pharma can’t let people have access to it so they can sell their cures (and the 1000’s of risks and side effects as well) for HUGE profits.

    ________________________________

    And don’t forget the “War on Drugs” is a gigantic profit center for the Police, Legal, Judicial and Corrections institutions. Especially, the all cash fines low level crimes like Cannabis possession. Every time they “score” a little weed… everyone in the system gets fed. How do think all those Police get these fancy new Dodge Chargers? Literally more money in fighting and prolonging the issue . It outweighs the Tax revenue and along with Lobbyists makes this the reason why 85% of the States won’t budge.

  33. djaehne says: Jan 26, 2016 4:09 PM

    Patriots fault. They clearly drove this man to illegal drugs somehow. Lets call for an investigation.

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