UF's Janoris Jenkins arrested again

Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 6:15 p.m.

For the second time in less than three months, senior Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins is facing a charge of possession of marijuana.

Jenkins, 22, was arrested early Saturday morning when police found a marijuana cigar in the console of the vehicle Jenkins had been sitting at a downtown parking lot, according to a release from the Gainesville Police Department.

Jenkins, a Pahokee native, was given a notice to appear for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor. He has a court date of May 12.

Jenkins was arrested on the same charge on Jan. 24, when police found him with less than 20 grams of marijuana in a restroom at a Gainesville night club. Jenkins accepted a plea deal with the State Attorney’s Office on March 18 and was ordered to pay court costs of $316.

Saturday morning’s arrest was Jenkins’ third since he’s been at UF.

Florida coach Will Muschamp could not be reached for comment. Muschamp had said disciplinary actions regarding the January arrest will be handled internally.

Jenkins, a three-year starter, sat out spring practice recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, which he said he played with most of last season. He decided to pass on entering the NFL Draft this year even though he was projected as a first-round pick.

The senior has eight career interceptions, including three last season when he was a first-team, All-SEC selection by The Associated Press.

Jenkins was Tasered and arrested on May 30, 2009, and charged with affray and resisting arrest without violence after being involved in a fight. The state attorney's office dropped the affray charge and Jenkins eventually signed a deferred prosecution agreement on the other charge.

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