Florida’s Janoris Jenkins arrested on marijuana charge

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge, his second arrest in the past 20 months.

It’s also the first arrest under new coach Will Muschamp, who vowed to have players represent the university “the Florida way.”

Jenkins was arrested early Saturday in a Gainesville nightclub. Corporal Tscharna Senn, public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department, said officers patrolling downtown clubs spotted Jenkins in a public bathroom rolling a marijuana cigarette. She said Jenkins had a “small, clear bag of cannabis.”

Jenkins was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, a misdemeanor. He was not taken to jail. Instead, he was released after signing a notice to appear in court Feb. 17.

It’s certainly not the start Muschamp wanted at Florida.

“There’s a certain thing that I’m going to refer to as the Florida way, and that’s the way they need to act and that’s the way they need to represent our University,” Muschamp said during his introductory news conference last month. “And I’m going to demand that and I think that you’ll understand in time that that’s something that’s very important to me.”

Former coach Urban Meyer’s tenure was filled with off-the-field issues. The Gators had 30 arrests involving 27 players during Meyer’s six seasons.

One of those included Jenkins. Police used a stun gun when arresting him in May 2009 and Jenkins was charged with affray and resisting arrest without violence. Jenkins said he was fighting back after a man tried to pull a gold chain off his neck.

Jenkins signed a deferred prosecution agreement the following month and got his record wiped clean after serving probation and performing community service.

Jenkins, considered one of the top cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference, decided two weeks ago to return to school for his senior season. He’s a three-year starter who played most of last year with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He missed the Outback Bowl following surgery.

Despite the injury, Jenkins enjoyed his best season. He pretty much shut down the league’s best receivers. Georgia’s A.J. Green, Alabama’s Julio Jones and South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery averaged 38 yards receiving against Jenkins and had one touchdown between them.

Many believed Jenkins would turn leave early. But after Muschamp took over and hired several assistants with NFL backgrounds, Jenkins opted to stay in school, rehab his shoulder and possibly improve his draft stock this fall. Now, he’s facing almost certain punishment for his arrest.

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Comments » 102

RoadTrip writes:

And the Meyer Cup continues...

Mule_Days_King writes:

Well, you can tell Corch Mya is still around the program.

GerryOP writes:

Welcome to G'ville lil' Willy.

Ironcity writes:

I am shocked!! I guess he decided he would not run away this time and get teasored. Good luck I hope you make it back by game 6. Then again its UF, expect him back for the UT game.

volinSmyrna writes:

sounds like he IS representing the "Florida Way"

kyvol98 writes:

in response to volinSmyrna:

sounds like he IS representing the "Florida Way"

You stole my post!

chrisw2967 writes:

he enters the draft and then thought it about for a minute and said NFL or Fla weed.Looks like the weed won out.

orangeman1 writes:

But wait, he wasnt arrested like the headline stated. Remember Kiffin taught us that it isnt an arrest unless you are taken to jail. So, obviously everything is fine.

doh writes:

Under meyer he would have missed the first half of the first game. Will be interesting to see if it is a whole game under the new regime.

easleychuck writes:

Smoking in the boys room. A tradition like no other.

malcolmvolfan writes:

Some good news 4*RB Marlin Lane commits to Vols.

BSweet writes:

When it comes to players and weed, we live in a glass house. Should we really be throwing stones? I will be interested in seeing Muschamp's reaction though.

CoachFulmer writes:

Legalize it. Let a man enjoy his marijuana cigarette in peace.

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to Claudettevol:

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Or he should have been soooooooo high that he got behind the wheel and passed out at a red light, woke up and then got tasered AGAIN. Clearly.

Bigger_Al writes:

The saga continues. I wonder if he threatened to kill his girlfriend.

smokeyrocks writes:

clearly the "Florida Way" continues intact

tfortennessee writes:

Hey Will, welcome to the "Florida Way"!

ctownvol writes:

The Florida way! And the beat goes on.

TommyJack writes:

Little Willie should seek Urbow's advice. Maybe sit the kid out for the first quarter of the UAB game. Bwahahahaha

malcolmvolfan writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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Word is Dawson will pick Oregon or Ky. Vols expect a commitment from 4* lb Curt Maggitt

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to volinSmyrna:

sounds like he IS representing the "Florida Way"

You beat me to it.He is representing his program the right way.It happens at Tennessee also and it is still wrong.Before my retirement from law inforcement,I saw first hand what drugs and Alcohol do to the rich,famous,skid row and every other walk of life.Drugs and alcohol should never be tolirated anywhere.Drugs and alcohol are killers and home wreckers.

malcolmvolfan writes:

in response to TennVolFan:

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Its on ESPN and Volquest.

orangevoltrain writes:

in response to TennVolFan:

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espn ,scout,rivals shows that he did commit

TommyJack writes:

in response to steviejanowski:

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Hard to make those 7-10 splits when burning cheeb.

stompintheswamp2 writes:

in response to steviejanowski:

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A little weed does NO one any good. That's terrible advice.

BSweet writes:

in response to stompintheswamp2:

A little weed does NO one any good. That's terrible advice.

It's no worse than alcohol or tobacco. Neither are good for you but they are both legal. Weed should be legal too.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to Claudettevol:

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You're right... I'm sure he's facing a much stiffer penalty. He might get suspended during warm-ups for that nail-biter against Florida Atlantic.

BSweet writes:

in response to shen24:

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I've already advocated not throwing stones because of UT's own past with players and weed, but in the case of Marlin Lane, though there was pot in the car, he tested clean. My understanding is they blood-tested him. Weed can stay in the system for up to 3 months, I believe, so the fact that he blood-tested clean says a lot.

GerryOP writes:

in response to Claudettevol:

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Lil' zzgataboy, that is out of bounds and a absolute lie. But, we have learned to expect nothing more from you.

RoadTrip writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

You beat me to it.He is representing his program the right way.It happens at Tennessee also and it is still wrong.Before my retirement from law inforcement,I saw first hand what drugs and Alcohol do to the rich,famous,skid row and every other walk of life.Drugs and alcohol should never be tolirated anywhere.Drugs and alcohol are killers and home wreckers.

I am with you on this one. I have some friends and family that died as a result of "just a little weed" or "one more shot/bottle of...". Not being judgmental of those that do; just know that it does not work out all that well for many folks out there.

dvols writes:

dang kns, even the gvx24/7 is slow on the lane story....refund everyones money! or just keep writing womens hoop's and police blotter?

nocleats writes:

He will miss the first 2 games, he will play against Tennessee.... same old Florida.

abnermc writes:

37 & counting

196SVol writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

You're right... I'm sure he's facing a much stiffer penalty. He might get suspended during warm-ups for that nail-biter against Florida Atlantic.

We always open with 3 creampuffs.

cc623 writes:

"Don't tase me bro"...

kman29 writes:

in response to ShaversChoice:

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wow! never would have thought Tennessee having a 3 win SEC season, going 6-7, losing the Music City bowl and having 0 wins over teams with a winning record is considered being a program on the rise. lol! Guess thats what your mind set becomes when you end the season beating (1-11) Memphis, (4-8) Mississippi, (2-10) Vandy and (6-7) Kentucky. A combined 13-36 record. Now if UT can just join the Sunbelt conference that program on the rise may actually stick. As for UF on the decline. Yes! They apologize for their 8 win season and new years day bowl win. Yes it happens from time to time and was the worse team Meyer had ever fielded but Mr. Addazio is gone so everyone in the SEC now has to figure out how to stop more than 2 plays when playing UF (Dive up the middle) (run sweep left and right) oops sorry guess thats 3 plays.

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

guess he'll get his suspension for the first half of the Sisters of Charity game.

smokeyvol1 writes:

in response to kman29:

wow! never would have thought Tennessee having a 3 win SEC season, going 6-7, losing the Music City bowl and having 0 wins over teams with a winning record is considered being a program on the rise. lol! Guess thats what your mind set becomes when you end the season beating (1-11) Memphis, (4-8) Mississippi, (2-10) Vandy and (6-7) Kentucky. A combined 13-36 record. Now if UT can just join the Sunbelt conference that program on the rise may actually stick. As for UF on the decline. Yes! They apologize for their 8 win season and new years day bowl win. Yes it happens from time to time and was the worse team Meyer had ever fielded but Mr. Addazio is gone so everyone in the SEC now has to figure out how to stop more than 2 plays when playing UF (Dive up the middle) (run sweep left and right) oops sorry guess thats 3 plays.

As usual, kmart trying to sell his junk.

crimsonviper writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Hard to make those 7-10 splits when burning cheeb.

Bwahaha!gutterball!

crimsonviper writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Lil' zzgataboy, that is out of bounds and a absolute lie. But, we have learned to expect nothing more from you.

No doubt,Gerry O...But then again,What is the chief lap dog at KNS supposed to do???Ban himself?

kman29 writes:

in response to smokeyvol1:

As usual, kmart trying to sell his junk.

Sorry, those are the facts are they not? Tennessee did go 6-7. Tennessee did go 3-5 in SEC play. Tennessee did not beat a team with a winning record. Sorry if those facts are "junk". But hey I don't want to temper the electric energy and buzz that a 7 loss season has created in Knoxville.

murrayvol writes:

in response to volinSmyrna:

sounds like he IS representing the "Florida Way"

Absolutely!

Polish up those hobnails Willie. You've got butts to kick.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

Hey Kman..I have missed you and ZZZ on the new GVX247 site. Where have you been?

murrayvol writes:

in response to ctownvol:

The Florida way! And the beat goes on.

FU bound for the second tier. Couldn't happen to a more deserving fanbase.

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to Claudettevol:

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oh, i guess since your daughter's dating this guy you feel compelled to defend him.

CDD has proven that he kicks guys off on their second offense. we'll see if willy wonka has the guts.

murrayvol writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Lil' zzgataboy, that is out of bounds and a absolute lie. But, we have learned to expect nothing more from you.

His Claudette character isn't playing well. Has to ramp up the rhetoric to get a rise anymore.

VOLUNTEER_FEAR writes:

What upsets me is this site has let us down this year on recruiting news and that is what we all are lookin for this time of year . I had to see the Marlin Lane news on Rivals . This new paid site is taking away from this one and I do not like it . Fine if you want to leave out details and put them on paid site but give us the news we deserve

murrayvol writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Hard to make those 7-10 splits when burning cheeb.

Sometimes you have to hold onto the grass to keep from falling out of the yard.

rockytopatl writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED:

Hey Kman..I have missed you and ZZZ on the new GVX247 site. Where have you been?

Their jobs bagging fries won't pay the freight on GVX247!

atruevol writes:

Marlin Lane is now a vol and GVX247 has not announced it yet.

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