Weed Charge Against Ahmad Black Was Dismissed

January 23rd, 2013

Ahmad Black is inhaling and exhaling comfortably these days.

Hillsborough County Court documents reveal that the first-degree misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession Black was slapped with in late October following a Tampa traffic stop was dismissed Jan. 7.

In December, Black’s attorney filed motions to “suppress illegal stop” and suppress statements made to police by Black, in addition to a motion to dismiss the case.

Following a Jan. 7 meeting with Judge Eric Myers, an assistant state attorney, and Black and his two lawyers, Myers dumped the case.

Joe hopes Black celebrated responsibly. And hopefully, the only green he has his hands on next season is an Eagles jersey.

9 Responses to “Weed Charge Against Ahmad Black Was Dismissed”

  1. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Means we won’t be wasting a draft pick on a Free Safety this year!!! Barber & Black = 2 Deep @ FS….woooo hoooooo

  2. Max Says:

    Weed is not a bad thing, Alcohol is the real killer drug.

  3. ShayneGoodfellow Says:


    I have to agree with you on that one. Being a stoner is not as bad for you’re health and being an alchy. BUT on a football standpoint, you shouldn’t be smoking anything at all. Impacts you’re stamina in a negative way. Also getting booked for pot while in the NFL is a whole bunch worse then just being a normal working citizen, you’re in the NFL and its online and on the news like that.. Black’s lucky hes able to play cause if it was our WR Douglas or our DE Levington (?) They would be off the team very quick.

  4. JobBucsFan 1.5 slim Says:

    I hope you meant tackling and not wearing an Eagles uniform next year, Joe? ..lol :)

  5. Killian Says:

    So let me get this right. Black had weed, got pinched and is now getting let off the hook because it was an “illegal stop.” Ladies and gentlemen, this is what’s wrong with America’s justice system. While I could care less if he smokes or not, he was dumb enough to get caught with it and should face the consequences. It’ll be interesting to see if he gets a couple game suspension or not. Way to put yourself ahead of the team idiot.

  6. Kansasbuc Says:

    Do you mean playing for or against the Eagles?

  7. Brett Metcalf Says:

    @Killian We have this beautiful thing in our country called the 4th Amendment. It protects citizens from being illegally stopped, seized, searched by law enforcement. When officers violate someones 4th amendment rights, any evidence obtained thereafter is (typically) thrown out.

    That said, it appears based on the clerk’s website that the State Attorney’s Office stood silent on Black’s Motion to Dismiss. That most likely happened because they couldn’t show he was in possession of the marijuana since another person was in the car with him. None of us want our Bucs players to be putting themselves in that kind of situation, but there are some very good reasons that cases like Black’s get thrown out in court.

  8. Vic Says:

    I’m hiring Metcalf the next time I get pinched. A joint charge 10 years ago completely screwed my life.

  9. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    This guy is a bad apple. He’s not buying into what our coaching staff is selling. As I stated before, he’s the one who said (more than once) That this coaching staff needs to go back to college. Second hand eyewitness report.

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