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Alabama CB Kirkpatrick arrested for marijuana

Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:12 am
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Before the NFL has even officially announced that he (or any other underclassmen) has been granted early eligibility into the 2012 draft, Alabama cornerback 'Dre Kirkpatrick has given scouts reason to question his maturity. 

Kirkpatrick, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2 rated cornerback and 10th rated player overall for the 2012 draft, and former Alabama player Chris Rodgers were arrested early in the morning hours yesterday in Palmetto, Florida after driving down the wrong side of a road. Rodgers was driving but police believed that both players were under the influence of marijuana and when they searched the car they found 7.9 grams of the drug. Rodgers told police that the marijuana was his. Kirkpatrick was charged with a misdemeanor for possession and had to pay a $120 fine before being released.
 
It is rare that a cornerback with zero interceptions gains All-American accolades but that is precisely what Kirkpatrick accomplished in 2011 for the Crimson Tide. Though he didn't register a pass theft, Kirkpatrick's physical coverage and run support made him one of the most feared cornerbacks in the country and a virtual lock for the first round.

The arrest -- to date Kirkpatrick's only known legal entanglement -- isn't likely to push his draft stock down much. It does, however, pose a signficant red flag for teams.      

Kirkpatrick was projected to be the seventh overall pick (Jacksonville Jaguars) of my current 1st round mock draft. If you'll pardon the pun, my fellow NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler has the Alabama cornerback going even higher.

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Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Alabama CB Kirkpatrick arrested for marijuana

Once the older generations looses power, we will look back at things like this and laugh.  I wonder how old writer of this article is?  How much do you want to bet it is over 35.



Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:37 am
 

Alabama CB Kirkpatrick arrested for marijuana

* In 2010, 52.1% of the 1,638,846 total arrests for drug abuse violations were for marijuana -- making a calculated total of 853,839. 

* Of those, an estimated 750,591 people (45.8%) were arrested for marijuana possession alone. 

* By contrast, in 2000, a total of 734,497 Americans were arrested for marijuana offenses, of which 646,042 (40.9%) were for possession alone. 

* From 1996-2010, there were 10.1 million arrests for marijuana possession and 1.4 million arrests for the sales and trafficking of marijuana, equaling a total of 11.5 million marijuana arrests during that fifteen year time frame.

* Marijuana arrests were 39.9% of total drug arrests in 1995 increasing to 52.1% of such arrests in 2010. 

* During this same period, arrests for marijuana sales and trafficking fluctuated between 5-6% of total drug arrests, while those for simple possession, increased from 34.1% in 1995 to 45.8% in 2010. 

* Arrests for marijuana possession have risen from about a third to about a half of all drug abuse violation arrests over the fifteen year 1995-2010 period.




Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:33 am
 

Alabama CB Kirkpatrick arrested for marijuana

* In 2010, 52.1% of the 1,638,846 total arrests for drug abuse violations were for marijuana -- making a calculated total of 853,839. 

* Of those, an estimated 750,591 people (45.8%) were arrested for marijuana possession alone. 

* By contrast, in 2000, a total of 734,497 Americans were arrested for marijuana offenses, of which 646,042 (40.9%) were for possession alone. 

* From 1996-2010, there were 10.1 million arrests for marijuana possession and 1.4 million arrests for the sales and trafficking of marijuana, equaling a total of 11.5 million marijuana arrests during that fifteen year time frame.

* Marijuana arrests were 39.9% of total drug arrests in 1995 increasing to 52.1% of such arrests in 2010. 

* During this same period, arrests for marijuana sales and trafficking fluctuated between 5-6% of total drug arrests, while those for simple possession, increased from 34.1% in 1995 to 45.8% in 2010. 

* Arrests for marijuana possession have risen from about a third to about a half of all drug abuse violation arrests over the fifteen year 1995-2010 period.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:58 am
 

Alabama CB Kirkpatrick arrested for marijuana

OMG!  College athlete is using weed.  What is this world coming to?  Maybe in the not so near future this won't even be news worthy.  The headline will read.  Smart college athletes using marijuana over alcohol!  END THE DRUG WAR!  THEY ARE WASTING OUR TAX MONEY!


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