Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois again finds himself in off-field trouble. The rising junior was cited by Tallahassee police on Thursday for possession of marijuana after officers served a search warrant at his residence. Public information officer Damon Miller said the Special Investigations Section had received information that drug activity was occurring at the residence and got a search warrant.
According to the police report, officers found 17 grams of marijuana as well as other drug paraphernalia. Francois told officers the marijuana was not his and that he had not smoked since December. He was not arrested and has been given a diversion program since it was less than 20 grams.
FSU spokesman Derek Satterfield said the school is aware of the incident and it is handling it internally.
Kevin Purvis, 37, who is listed as associate equipment manager on the Georgia Athletic Association’s website, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. Friday and charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. Three of the felonies are for illegal eavesdropping or surveillance. The other felony was for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and the misdemeanor was for possession of marijuana.
Purvis’ arrest came nearly a month after an unidentified person found a camera hidden in a shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. UGA officials called police Feb. 27 and an investigation began. Arrest warrants for Purvis were executed Friday by the Athens-Clarke County sheriff’s office, and Purvis turned himself into the jail later that night. He remains incarcerated on $16,000 in bonds.
Two Florida State football players are due in court next week after being cited for marijuana-related complaints late last month. Defensive back Kyle Meyers and running back Zaquandre White were spotted by the Tallahassee Police Department parking multiple times in a gravel lot after 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police approached their car and saw White smoking a marijuana cigarette, according to an incident report.
Alabama tight end Major Tennison was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana — a Class A misdemeanor — according to the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office.
Tennison is no longer in jail, however, and was released on a $300 bond.
According to a report from the University of Alabama Police Department, the incident occurred Sunday, Jan. 28, between 10:20 and 10:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Devotie Drive. The incident report did not reveal any other specifics.
The freshman tight end appeared in five games for the Crimson Tide this past season and caught two passes for 30 yards. He arrived at Alabama as a 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.
Here’s a photo of the pot discovered in Georgia LB Natrez Patrick’s seat, which led to his arrest on Dec. 3 pic.twitter.com/STPMn27ULK
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 14, 2017
In news related to utter absurdity, here’s a photo of the pot discovered in Georgia LB Natrez Patrick’s seat, which led to his arrest on Dec. 3.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended for Saturday’s game against Kentucky after a traffic stop that resulted in their being charged with marijuana possession.
Knoxville Police public information officer Darrell DeBusk told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach officers stopped Kelly’s car at 10:46 p.m. ET Tuesday. They searched the car and found a substance believed to be marijuana and a pipe.
As expected, Georgia inside linebacker Natrez Patrick is being held out of Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt following his arrest for marijuana possession late Thursday night.
UGA’s student-athlete handbook calls for an immediate suspension for a marijuana arrest. This was Patrick’s second marijuana arrest, following one his freshman year in 2015, and a second violation calls for a four-game suspension.
Two University of Florida football players, one of whom was already suspended for the team’s opener against Michigan, were cited this week for having marijuana in their on-campus apartment, a UF Police report says.
Ventrell Miller and James Robinson were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Monday.