Ahmad Black Gets Weed TicketNovember 6th, 2012
Though it likely belonged to a friend (doesn’t it always?), marijuana allegedly under the care of Ahmad Black led the Bucs safety to get a misdemeanor cannibus possession citation in Hillsborough County last week, so reports Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
Per Holder, Black’s citation to appear in court next month was issued Oct. 30.
If convicted, Black’s punishment for possessing less than 20 grams is a maximum fine of $1,000 and a year in jail, per Florida statutes. However, Black likely is eligible for a diversion program, which would keep the conviction off his record and force him to be on probation for a year, pay a bunch of cash, and take regular drug tests during that time. Aqib Talib entered a diversion program after clobbering the St. Pete cabbie a couple of years ago. Talib was ordered to go through anger counseling and be on probation.
Joe will keep an eyeball on this case.
Joe suspects Black reported the situation to the Bucs immediately and the team will follow its typical protocol of letting the legal system run its course before reacting.