Bills’ Nigel Bradham charged with marijuana possession

AP

Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham was charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop on Saturday in Tonawanda, New York.

The Tonawanda News reports that Bradham was pulled over at 2:01 a.m. for a window tint violation, and the officer who pulled him over smelled marijuana and asked where the drugs were. According to the police report, Bradham initially denied having any drugs, but when the officer asked again, Bradham opened the glove compartment, pulled out a plastic bag and admitted it contained marijuana.

According to the report, the amount of marijuana was too small to arrest and jail Bradham, so he was only issued tickets, one for possession of a small amount of marijuana and one for a window tint violation.

The Bills released the typical statement that teams usually release when players face off-field issues.

“We are still in the process of gathering the facts surrounding this report and will reserve comment until we have completed that process,” the statement said.

A fourth-round pick out of Florida State last year, Bradham had a promising rookie season, playing in all 16 games and starting the last 11. He has also started both preseason games this year.

29 responses to “Bills’ Nigel Bradham charged with marijuana possession

  1. Keep your car legal in all the small ways, boys. Don’t give cops a reason. Keep a video camera with sound within reach. Especially if you are black.

  2. fringetastic says:
    Aug 19, 2013 7:44 PM
    Umm… where is the driving under the influence charge?

    He wasn’t caught smoking it, just having possession. He probably was heading home after he picked up a bag, to go home and smoke, where he would have played video games and ate leftovers until he feel asleep. Such a terrible crime, I hope they send his ass to prison.

  3. I can’t wait until the day that marijuana is looked at just like any other normal thing in society. Nobody should get in trouble over marijuana. It’s mind boggling to think that people get imprisoned over it. It defies logic.

  4. Instead of over tinting your windows, just put a sign in them that says “Officer, please pull me over”. Why hand a cop probable cause? You’re just asking for trouble.

    And to all of the people saying it doesn’t matter because it will be legal soon, I can tell you that it will NEVER be legal to smoke marijuana while you are driving a car, nor should it. When marijuana becomes legal, and I fully support that, it will be handled like alcohol.

  5. I hate the society we live in where this is considered unacceptable but getting drunk and acting like an idiot is fine as long as you don’t drive.
    _______________________

    Say thanks to the for profit prison system and the zero tolerance conservatives for this.

    At last though the country as a whole is starting to show common sense where weed is concerned.

  6. “I can tell you that it will NEVER be legal to smoke marijuana while you are driving a car”

    ——————————–
    False.

    The minute marijuana is legal to smoke, it will be legal to smoke and drive.

    –There would have to be a “legal limit” agreed upon.
    –There is no breath test which shows levels.
    –There would have to be a reliable blood test developed which shows levels, not just presence.

    Until then…

  7. Imagine Von Miller faking his urine sample because he knew he had smoked some cannabis, and, even though it’s legal in Colorado, the No Fun League will suspend him. Now he’s in real trouble. Progress is too slow on this issue, and many others. Tell me why, when the majority agrees, we can’t get the federal law changed.

  8. dalcow4 says:
    Aug 19, 2013 8:17 PM
    “I can tell you that it will NEVER be legal to smoke marijuana while you are driving a car”

    ——————————–
    False.

    The minute marijuana is legal to smoke, it will be legal to smoke and drive.

    –There would have to be a “legal limit” agreed upon.
    –There is no breath test which shows levels.
    –There would have to be a reliable blood test developed which shows levels, not just presence.

    Until then…
    ============

    It is illegal in 50 states to drink alcohol in your car, regardless of whether you are drunk or not. This will also be true of marijuana.

    Both states the have currently decriminalized marijuana have language in their laws dealing with smoking and driving, setting limits and allowing for testing.

    In both Colorado and Arizona, if a person is found with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood in their system (determined via blood test), they can be charged. That THC level is essentially the equivalent of having smoked or ingested marijuana within the last 2 hours.

  9. If you have tinted windows, it probably for a reason, and the cops know this, besides that fact that it’s illegal in most places anyway.

  10. “It is illegal in 50 states to drink alcohol in your car, regardless of whether you are drunk or not. This will also be true of marijuana.”
    —–
    I was thinking of possession, not actual smoking while driving. But– as far as possession goes, you can have it in your car in Colorado and in Washington. Arizona is a medical use only state, so you must have your medical card with you.

    You can’t disallow something legal in someone’s car, just because it is in someone’s car. And you can’t do the “open container” stuff either. A big mess.

    What is true is that they made pot legal THEN WENT to try to fix driving laws AFTERWARDS.

    The THC level thing is already a fiasco in AZ and will quickly become that in Colorado. There simply is no reliable way to do it. They will change it a dozen times before they get it straight.

  11. Why did the arrest meter reset from this??

    Does the title of the article clearly not state “Bradham charged with marijuana possession.” He was not arrested, the dude left on his own volition. Furthermore, the charge is decriminalized and treated as a violation in NY. Now whether Goodell/CBA cares, thats a dif story.

  12. I can’t imagine the weed in Buffalo is anywhere near as good as the weed in Cali , Oregon or Colorado.

  13. The threshold for a positive test was increased ten-fold for future Olympic events, so if that sluggish dinosaur can embrace change on a global scale, perhaps we let NFL players light one up and chill the fvck out? Something high in CBD just might help with those concussions, too. I’m glad I live in a state where I can get my medicine.

  14. And this is why they make stash boxes with 200lbs. magnets which stay secured when hidden in the undercarriage of your vehicle….

  15. He didn’t even get arrested. All he received was a $200.00 ticket which will probably get dropped anyway (considering its his first offense in NYS) because of the acod laws. The judge will be happy he ponied up the marijuana without any trouble and they’ll probably drop the case.

  16. “According to the report, the amount of marijuana was too small to arrest and jail Bradham, so he was only issued tickets…”

    He wasn’t arrested. Please correct the counter.

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