Jabar Gaffney arrested on drug charges in Florida

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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.

33 responses to “Jabar Gaffney arrested on drug charges in Florida

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

  2. 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…”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. “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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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    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.

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

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