T.J. Ward arrested for marijuana possession

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T.J. Ward has kicked off the new year with an arrest.

Ward was arrested in Tampa on Wednesday morning for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Per the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, he did not occupy a jail cell and was released a few hours later after posting a bond of $2,500.

Ward is set to become a free agent in March after playing out the one-year deal he signed with the Buccaneers following his release by the Broncos last summer. He appeared in 12 games for the Bucs and played just over 38 percent of the team’s snaps in a role that didn’t always put a smile on his face.

Wednesday’s arrest could leave Ward at risk of league discipline, which will join his rising age and diminished production as hurdles to overcome when it comes to landing a job for the 2018 season.

27 responses to “T.J. Ward arrested for marijuana possession

  1. I’m sure it was for pain management and not getting high after his 1 assisted and 2 solo tackles last Sunday.

  2. Meanwhile, this wouldn’t have even happened in certain other states. What a ludicrous justice system we have. And yet it is still the world’s greatest, go figure

  3. aj66shanghai says:
    January 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    Meanwhile, this wouldn’t have even happened in certain other states. What a ludicrous justice system we have. And yet it is still the world’s greatest, go figure
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    Why is it the greatest, because it’s American and therefore the greatest by default?

  4. Just unreal!! CNN celebrates marijuana use on NYE for hours and this guy gets arrested for a little bit of weed. Not a pot smoker, however the laws needs to be consistent across all states.

  5. What a waste of taxpayers money. It’s 2018. Doctors all over the world have been prescribing this stuff for years. If states like Florida have extra money, why not give cops and teachers a raise.

  6. @fttssm I agree. It needs to be no use in all states.. Just brings more car accidents. People say well it’s better than alcohol.. Now some stats have both. Beer in one hand, weed in another.. Not a proponent of .. but I can see it for the sick. But recreational.. no way.

  7. What a waste of time. Soon the Reefer Madness generation will die off and this madness will all end.

    The only issue I have is that he was driving. If he was driving stoned then that could deserve a slap. “Paraphernalia” is the OMG word of the previous generation…

  8. Ray says:
    January 3, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    @fttssm I agree. It needs to be no use in all states.. Just brings more car accidents. People say well it’s better than alcohol.. Now some stats have both. Beer in one hand, weed in another.. Not a proponent of .. but I can see it for the sick. But recreational.. no way.

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    It’s not that people say weed better than alcohol, it’s categorically less harmful than alcohol. As someone who works for a bio-pharmaceutical company I can tell you we in the industry find it laughable that marijuana remains illegal while the legal drugs sold on the market are 10x worse.

    As a tax paying, law abiding citizen the government has no right to tell me I can’t smoke a joint after work but I can grab a handle of booze, carton of cigarettes and opioids no problem.

  9. “Just brings more car accidents”.

    Ridiculous. Not only does marijuana not impair driving skills in any way, smokers are some of the safest drivers. Years of avoiding traffic stops lead to cautious drivers.

  10. People think money will make them feel better but when they get it, they realize it doesn’t. It just allows them money to buy illegal things to give them a high.

  11. Why can’t all players be like Brady who doesn’t smoke and doesn’t drink? That’s not too much to ask when millions of dollars are at stake.

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