Former UF cornerback Jenkins pleads not guilty on drug charge

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:56 p.m.

The attorney for former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins has entered a written plea of not guilty for his client on the misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, who represents Jenkins, entered the plea Wednesday. Johnson said he and the State Attorney's Office are trying to “work it out,” an indication that the case likely will not go to trial.

Jenkins was booted off the UF football team by head coach Will Muschamp last month after Jenkins' second arrest this year for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

The senior from Pahokee is in the process of finding a school where he can continue his playing career.

Johnson said Jenkins is considering enrolling either at North Alabama or Valdosta State. Johnson said Jenkins is strongly leaning toward North Alabama, where former Auburn coach Terry Bowden is the head coach.

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