Second arrest in seven months for Brown

Updated: March 24, 2007, 2:14 PM ET
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Texas cornerback Tarell Brown is facing his second misdemeanor charge in seven months after being arrested and charged with marijuana possession, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The newspaper reported Brown, who is hoping to be selected in next month's NFL draft, posted bond and was released from the Williamson County Jail on Friday after being charged.

Brown's attorney, Jamie Balagia, told the newspaper that Brown was a passenger in a car that was pulled over on a routine traffic stop Thursday. Police discovered there was an outstanding arrest warrant for the driver and found a plastic baggie containing marijuana residue, Balagia told the newspaper.

"Tarell Brown had nothing to do with the residue found by police. It belonged to the driver," Balagia told the Dallas Morning News. "But in Williamson County, they arrest everyone in the car. Brown doesn't do drugs, has never done drugs and plans on taking a drug test to show everyone exactly that."

Brown still faces a misdemeanor weapons charge stemming from an incident last fall, which forced him to miss the Longhorns' game against Ohio State due to a one-game suspension.

Last September, Brown was a passenger in a car driven by former Texas linebacker Aaron Harris that was pulled over by police.

According to police, they found marijuana in the car and Brown in the back seat in possession of a gun owned by Texas linebacker Tyrell Gatewood.

Police brought marijuana possession charges against Brown and Gatewood, who was also in the car at the time, but dropped them when Harris said the marijuana was his.