D’Onta Foreman says gun was legal, marijuana wasn’t his

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Texans running back D’Onta Foreman, who was arrested this morning on weapon and marijuana charges, says that he was legally carrying his gun and that the marijuana police found was not his.

In a statement released by his attorney, Foreman said he will submit a drug test to demonstrate he was not using marijuana.

“Prior to a search of his vehicle, D’Onta alerted the officer that he had a handgun inside of his vehicle,” the statement said. “This legal handgun was recently purchased by D’Onta and registered in his name. The handgun was properly secured inside his vehicle as required by Texas law. A passenger in D’Onta’s vehicle was in possession of marijuana. D’Onta did not use or possess the marijuana. Upon making his bond, he will submit to urinalysis and confirm he has not used marijuana. D’Onta appreciates the professionalism of the officers involved in his arrest and booking into the Travis County jail. We are confident this matter will be resolved justly once the state of Texas applies the applicable law to the facts.”

Foreman, the Texans’ third-round pick in this year’s draft, could be subjected to NFL discipline for the incident.

37 responses to “D’Onta Foreman says gun was legal, marijuana wasn’t his

  1. Well if he’s got his facts right this is as big a nothing burger as the whacky Russian conspiracy theories surrounding the White House.

    I’m pulling for him.

  2. Legal or not, stop hanging out at college trying to be a big-shot. Obviously someone you slighted when you dropped in called the cops. Who on a campus doesn’t smell weed? Leave the little girls alone and stop pumping yourself up with your boys there. You’re a pro. Hit the club like everyone else does to get arrested.

  3. Texans have cut rookies for less than this. Will they do it with a talented 3rd rounder that fills a real need?
    Stay tuned…..

  4. It’s NEVER “mine”. Why? This is not 1960’s Nevada or Texas, where you did hard time for having a seed in your ashtray. Unless you’ve got a few bales in the trunk, just admit it’s yours, take the ticket (or maybe even just a warning if you’re honest with the cop) and move on. Or better idea yet, don’t put yourself in situations where this kind of thing can happen in the first place. What a concept.

  5. Just because one of his buddies had a little pot on him doesn’t make him a drug dealer.

    He just got signed, he is an NFL football player now. Have you ever met a drug dealer? They aren’t idiots.

  6. So why was he arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon then if these are the facts. Of course his lawyer is going to say his client is completely innocent–that’s what they do.

    Regardless of how this plays out, he needs to start making some better choices.

  7. whenwilliteverend says:
    Jul 16, 2017 6:03 PM

    “So why was he arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon then if these are the facts.”

    If drugs are found it doesn’t matter if legal or not. Ya know that little thing called “The Law”.

  8. To those convicting him already I dont get it. Sure we have heard those stories before. And sure they have been lies before. But also they have been truths before. So maybe best to wait for the facts to come in. BTW submitting to a voluntary drug test is a nice touch. Even if a mandatory one might have been forthcoming soon anyhow just stepping up and doing it makes its own statement. (Allowing that he follows through and passes)

  9. Matt from San Diego:

    He just got signed, he is an NFL football player now. Have you ever met a drug dealer? They aren’t idiots.

    ——————————————————

    Have you ever heard of Jamal Lewis ?

  10. briang123 says:

    After these defenses don’t work there is always the race card.
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    I was going to suggest the second amendment card. Isn’t that the first place you guys go when the topic of guns arises?

  11. ALWAYS have a fall guy. Especially if you aren’t smart enough to avoid this stuff altogether.

  12. can’t carry a gun on campus without a ccw permit and sometimes even with one. besides whats he doing with a gun anyway. he knew the pot was there. guns and drugs, bad, bad, bad.

  13. These NFL players — or in his case wanna be NFL player — are never guilty of anything. Either they didn’t know what was in it, or it isn’t theirs, or it’s all a misunderstanding, or the cops are picking on them because all cops are racists and hate blacks.

    The bottom line is if you don’t go swimming with sharks, you won’t get eaten by one.

  14. And the crime may be possession of a plant that is legal in one form or another in probably all states while possessing a firearm which is legal in one form or another in every state?

    In neither case was anyone else harmed.

    I expect we’ll find out that in some combination of location and the car this is a crime with a maximum penalty of 20 years. Brought to you by the War on Drugs.

  15. cakesw says:
    Jul 16, 2017 7:11 PM
    Should have gone with the Kombucha Tea defense….

    Apparently that one always works.
    ————————
    Since when does that work?
    Floyd got suspended anyway.

  16. “That’s not my weed”, “That’s not my jacket”, “These aren’t my pants”, “This isn’t my car”, etc…. Think the cops have heard all these numerous times?

  17. Even if he was not smoking, if someone else in his car was and he inhaled the air, he will have a hard time passing the weed test.

  18. 6250claimer says:
    Jul 16, 2017 5:46 PM
    It’s NEVER “mine”. Why? This is not 1960’s Nevada or Texas, where you did hard time for having a seed in your ashtray. Unless you’ve got a few bales in the trunk, just admit it’s yours, take the ticket (or maybe even just a warning if you’re honest with the cop) and move on. Or better idea yet, don’t put yourself in situations where this kind of thing can happen in the first place. What a concept.

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    People seem to have their understanding of Texas law a little wrong.

    In Texas, you can pretty much go anywhere with a gun in your vehicle, it’s legal.

    The small amount of pot would have gotten him a ticket in Houston (not sure about Austin’s laws)

    However, having the gun WITH the pot, is what makes it somewhat serious, I believe an A misdemeanor. If it was really his passengers pot, he’ll get off and the charges will be dropped.

  19. cakesw says:
    Jul 16, 2017 7:11 PM
    Should have gone with the Kombucha Tea defense….

    Apparently that one always works.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………..
    That one didn’t work so well but I think we can all agree the Chewbacca defense works every time…

  20. Did any of you ever watch the tv show, “COPS”? I watch it because I have a nephew who is a cop and that show clearly demonstrates what cops have to deal with on a daily basis when they pull someone over.
    A lot of the dopes they pull over know fully well that what they have done or are doing is being caught on video and they still deny doing it.
    My favorite is when the cops find drugs in their pants pocket or in lady’s purses and the person immediately says, “that’s not mine!”. The cops always follow that by asking them how it got in their pocket or their purse, and some of the responses are laugh out loud funny. One guy said he had the wrong pants on, that they were someone else’s pants. The cop asked him where he had been and the guy answered he was home.
    The bottom line is, people who get pulled over by the cops for valid reasons lie all the time. Or they come up with some other lame excuse the cops have heard hundreds of times.
    My favorite cop pull-over story happened in our town. There is a local elderly man who unfortunately has a drinking problem. He’s had several DUI’s over the years. A couple of years ago, a rookie cop I know saw him swerving on a back road and pulled him over. He walked up to the car and asked him if he was alright. He said he was. The cop then asked him, “have you had anything to drink tonight?” … The man answered, “well, if I haven’t, I sure wasted 30 bucks!!”

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