Florida's Janoris Jenkins arrested again

Updated: April 26, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
Associated Press

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been charged with marijuana possession for the second time this year.

A Gainesville police report says an officer spotted the 22-year-old sitting in a parked car, smoking what the officer later found to be a marijuana cigar.

He was charged early Saturday with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, a misdemeanor. He was released after signing a notice to appear in court May 12.

Jenkins was arrested on the same charge in January, for which he accepted a plea deal and paid $316. He was also arrested in May 2009 during a downtown fight. He signed a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to probation and community service.

University officials could not be immediately reached on Saturday for comment.

In an April 23 ESPN.com story about the arrest of University of Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins, the headline was incorrect about the number of times Jenkins had been arrested this year. He has been arrested twice in the past year; three times since May 2009.


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