Two UF football players arrested for pot in January


Published: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 1:19 a.m.

Senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins is not the only Florida football player arrested this year and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Two others — sophomore defensive end Kedric Johnson and redshirt freshman defensive end/linebacker Chris Martin — also were cited by Gainesville police for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana in separate incidents in January.

Both cases have been processed through the legal system, with Johnson and Martin both agreeing to deferred prosecution agreements with the State Attorney’s Office in February.

Johnson and Martin could be facing a possible suspension of games in the fall from UF coach Will Muschamp or the university.

Police cited Johnson on Jan. 9 after he was stopped for speeding and police found less than two grams of marijuana in his vehicle, according to police.

Martin also was found with less than two grams of marijuana and cited on Jan. 29.

Johnson missed spring practice due to injuries. Martin was cleared to participate in spring drills.

Jenkins has been arrested twice this year for misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He accepted a deferred prosecution agreement to the first charge and paid court costs. His second arrest came early Saturday morning, when GPD officers found a marijuana cigar in his vehicle downtown.

Muschamp has not been available to comment on the status of Jenkins, whose UF career appears in jeopardy.

A UF player whose Gator career came to an end with his recent decision to transfer appears to be headed to South Florida. Several media outlets have reported that Dunkley has been cleared to transfer to USF. The school, however, has not announced anything yet regarding Dunkley.




Martin, 19, is a redshirt freshman who transferred to UF from California and sat out last season. He was a five-star recruit as a senior at Aurora, Colo., Grandview High School. Martin played with the second-team defense at linebacker and defensive end during UF's spring football game in April.

Johnson, 20, is a redshirt sophomore and a reserve linebacker from Palmetto, Fla. who played in 12 games for the Gators in 2010 and had four tackles.

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