Bryan Cox Jr. cited for speeding, marijuana possession

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Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. didn’t make it home from training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, without making a headline.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol pulled over Cox for driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on his way back to the Charlotte area after the Panthers broke camp, David Newton of ESPN reports. Troopers cited Cox for speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

“The club is aware that Bryan Cox Jr. was cited by law enforcement today,” a team spokesperson said, via Newton. “We are in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the NFL and Bryan. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Cox, 25, now faces punishment from the NFL despite only receiving tickets.

Cox played 11 games last season and made 10 tackles. He appeared in seven games in 2017.

6 responses to “Bryan Cox Jr. cited for speeding, marijuana possession

  1. Leaving training camp with weed. That tells you that more players are doing it than you think. And it’s not for pain it’s for addiction. Just like construction workers drink beer every night football players smoke weed. You are making millions of dollars and are told to not smoke weed and not take less and you can’t stop. But it’s from the earth it’s not addicting. If you can lose a million plus dollar a year job working half the year and you still cant stop smoking weed. That must be more addictive than people say. If I was told I would win the lottery if I didn’t drink another glass of red wine or another sour beer. I would say where do I sign. But these guys have that very same ultimatum and they still choose to smoke weed. It’s not for pain it’s for affect.

  2. Wow, the NFL random testing policy is really working well to deter the athletes from smoking weed. SMH. At some point the NFL has to crap or get off the pot. Either make the punishment worse (not a good idea) or stop testing for weed (better idea). Weed is so pervasive in our culture anymore it becomes comical when people think these rich athletes are any different than the common Joe on the street.

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