In Athens, eating a marijuana brownie is grounds for suspension.
In Tuscaloosa, having more than 100 grams of marijuana and almost $5,000 in cash in your room doesn’t even merit an arrest.
Jimmy Williamson is speechless.
Filed under Crime and Punishment, Whoa, oh, Alabama
Awesome title on the case: “State of Alabama v. 4,661.00 Dollars”
Gotta love that civil forfeiture. If they even suspect you of anything, they can take whatever the f*ck they want and never give it back.
Makes me embarrassed to be a citizen of this country.
+100 .. Tuscaloosa PD probably just need some drink machines for Iron Bowl weekend.
Take a look at this:
Or maybe this one instead:
So they obviously think it’s drug money, and drugs are in his room. How can it not be at least a possession charge? I’d like to see it made legal to grow in every state, but it ain’t.
The officer clearly did not want to mess up football for the kid…
I’d have to agree with Coondawg’s explanation below.
I guess this is a one-game suspension. More than 200 grams of dope is a two-game suspension.
Meanwhile, in Athens, GA, a University of Georgia football player was relegated to Auburn for walking past a guy smoking a joint next to Mary Lyndon Hall.
“We could smell pot on his clothes,” said a spokesperson for the Athens Clark County Drug Task-Force.
He is not on the two deep so he will be processed by Alabama.
Another greyshirt gets a scholarship.
They sellin that shit by the GRAM in T-Town?
I do believe 112 grams is 4 ounces.
Cops find that in my house, I’m arrested for possession with intent. Somebody was dealing. Who has $4,600 sitting around his college room?
I suspect most Alabama and Auburn players have that much cash in their rooms.
They sure as hell aren’t going to put it in the bank.
He wasn’t selling weed. The dope was there to provide cover for the cash he got from selling autographs. 🙂 Can sell weed and remain eligible, but can’t sell a used game day jockstrap and be morally fit to play.
That’s good, there. + a couple.
Ding-a-ding!!! You nailed it, Gaskill. Now I’ve got shorthand for my “here’s what’s wrong with NCAA enforcement” arguments.
T Town is known for arresting students for DUI and keeping marijuana found in the car for themselves. 😱
I can give a very good reason why he was not arrested. He turned snitch and is working with the Task Force to “work off” his charges. Some agencies will not allow this, they require the suspect to be arrested and then at a hearing or arraignment they can offer to the judge that the suspect gave information that led to whatever number of arrests and seizure of dope. But, in some rural areas and even in urban areas they will allow the suspect to never be charged. There is a chance that the “well, he’s a Bama Player” entered into this equation but I would bet on him being a states witness/informer.
So he’s going to turn in the players he was selling to, or is he going to turn in his dealer and cut off their pipeline?
SPOILER ALERT: Turns out Saban is Heisenberg.
thanks for spoiling it for the rest of us! 😉
I doubt he’ll be asked to turn in any players. Having spent some time in Tuscaloosa, there’s a lot of shadiness going on off campus as well. First time I went to see my friend that works at the university she told me not to even stay in Tuscaloosa proper unless I wanted crackheads outside of my room. Even in Northport which is the nicer side of town I’ve accidentally stayed in some shady places.
They’d probably use him to find some harder drugs than just weed.
One of those areas is Taylor County, Georgia, including the municipalities located therein. Just sayin’….
“Roll ’em Tide”…LOL…great lead, Senator!
Yeah. He sure got my attention….and chuckle. The Amnesian thought it was funny also, but I had to first explain the Bama cheer. Try it sometime and I dare you not to laugh at yourself while attempting.
She understood the Roll’em beforehand. She’s a good mate.
This could explain all the fumbles and false starts….
Like any Bama player is ever called for holding.
Ok, you da man for the day!
I see what you did there.
Sorry for the hijack, Senator, but I had to guide a camping trip and missed the game. I’ve read everything here since I left town, like always, but I would really appreciate if anyone has a link where I can watch the game.
Little help please.
Game here (plus others):
And Ty Smith is now where ?
Like I said. The whole state of Alabama is rigged.
I’m pretty sure Saban planted the weed thus freeing up a scholly taken by a seldom used player while also earning more endorsement cash from the Coca-Cola Co by displaying the Coke bottle that is permanently affixed to his podium during the presser announcing Freitag’s dismissal.
The dude has one reception for 11 yards and has only played in two games. He’ll be Kicked off the team… er.. punished… sometime before signing day.
In this instance, the Process calls for a transfer.
Another great headline.
Jimmy Williamson is speechless.
He should be. That whole story’s incredible.
Who is the victim?
Yes, I think it should be legal, at least have the same rules for all SEC teams…
Potentially minor children? I doubt he checks ID. And the IRS of course.
I see a Medicinal Redshirt in this kid’s future.
This provides so many more opportunities for the Saban photo caption naming from earlier.
“We’ve got some grown men up front that don’t let you run it,” Smart said. “We force you to throw it, and then we stop you throwing it.” -- The Athletic, 1/13/22
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