In Athens, being found without a driver’s license behind the wheel of a vehicle with two bags of marijuana would be grounds for arrest, public shaming, Richt-blaming in the media and suspension. In Gainesville? Surely you jest.
The University Police Department stopped Harris in a motor vehicle on Saturday, Dec. 13 and cited him for neither possessing a license nor having one issued to him by the state.
According to The Gainesville Sun‘s Robbie Andreu, who is citing the UPD’s report, “Harris was stopped on Stadium Drive for going 10 mph over the speed limit on Dec. 13 at 11:29 p.m. [There was the] smell of marijuana coming from the car.”
Two small bags of marijuana were found in the vehicle, reports Andreu, but neither Harris nor his passengers were charged with possession of the substance because the drug was not on their person and none of the players were the owner of the car.
In the vehicle along with Harris were two fellow freshmen football players in defensive backs Jalen Tabor and J.C. Jackson.
Harris’s arraignment is set for Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
“I think as soon as he gets his license, the charge probably will be dismissed,” attorney Huntley Johnson told Andreu, who first reported the charge. “That’s the way it’s usually handled in a case like this for a citizen, and he’s a citizen.”
Damn, maybe that’s our problem – all of Georgia’s players must be illegal immigrants or something.
Oh, yeah. Almost forgot this:
Interim head coach D.J. Durkin is expected to release a statement Friday afternoon regarding whether the team plans to discipline the players.
Durkin’s gone after the bowl game, so what does he care?
I wonder if Treon Harris is on the Florida baseball team.