Two Florida football players charged with marijuana possession – USA TODAY
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain had two of his players charged with marijuana possession.(Photo: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Florida football players Ventrell Miller and James Robinson were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana this week.
They were charged on Monday. First Coast News was first with the report.
A team spokesman says Gators coach Jim McElwain “is aware and it has been dealt with.”
Robinson, an Under Armour All-American wide receiver, was cited with marijuana possession during his official visit to Ohio State.
Miller, a freshman linebacker, already was suspended for the opening game against Michigan with six other players for misusing school-issued funds.
“We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing,” McElwain said in a statement when Miller and the others were suspended. “Action has been taken — they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game.”
According to the First Coast report, a resident assistant smelled marijuana coming from the complex around 12:30 a.m. and called police. Once inside the room, officers found a cloud of smoke and a styrofoam cup that police say appeared to be used as an ash tray. Robinson and Miller were in the room.
Contributing: The Associated Press