Atlanta Falcons Player Avoids Jail

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle is going to avoid jail time in a plea agreement reached last week.  The player's felony charge of marijuana possession was reduced in the Court of Gwinnett County to three misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession.  He pled no contest and was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $1500 fine.  The other two counts were suspended and will not be prosecuted as long as his probation is completed.

The player and a friend were stopped by Gwinnett County Police for not having a tag light on their vehicle.  Upon searching the car, police found 40 grams of marijuana.

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