Ahmad Black Gets Weed Ticket

November 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.

24 Responses to “Ahmad Black Gets Weed Ticket”

  1. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    Wow, a player in our secondary had a drug incident. Who would have guessed.

    Honestly this is getting old and ridiculous. I doubt he gets suspended this time but can these guys please get it together? Every other week someone in our secondary is failing a drug test or having an off field issue.

    If you can’t help yourself at least wait until the offseason or do it in the privacy of your own home. Will these guys ever learn?

  2. Morgan Says:

    Guess Boomer Esiason knows a little about football players and some of their habits.

  3. Teflon Don Says:

    Just legalize it already.. sheesh
    Joe is that your bud of choice? LoL

  4. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    I’m not against marijuana one bit ( me being a Canadian, pot is more accepted here and the laws against it are much softer ) but if you play in the NFL and you’re making a TON of money, you should not be involving yourself in those kind of activities. It gets out in the media and people will right away asume you’re a bad person, if you’re not a key contributor to you’re team you can easily get cut, and it can make you’re teammates think less of you. Ahmad.. put the bong down atleast untill you retire.

  5. blackmagic00 Says:

    I’m not against the green one bit, but if you play in the NFL leave it alone. What is it with our team? I think it is rediculous.

  6. Brad Says:

    Man can we just have a frigging victory without either players doing something stupid or media types being negative about our team. It’s really pretty ridiculous. No wonder fans aren’t flocking to the games. One minute Booger is saying how the team takes Talib’s trade as a sign Schiano is throwing the surrender flag, we got Wright copying Talib’s stupidity in taking Adderal, then Boomer running his gums about Freeman, Booger still talking about the white flag with the Talib trade, and now Black getting caught with weed. God help us if we go on a nice 5 or 6 game winning streak. Lol. I’m sure Booger will still be standing by his crazy comments.

  7. menofear Says:

    Really!!!!!drugs problem again.. what is wrong with our DBs?

  8. bucfanjeff Says:

    You have GOT to be kidding me!

    Another F’ing safety with a weed problem?!

    I’ll withhold judgement until the fact come out, but come ON!


  9. Brain Says:

    Marijuana should be legal and the NFL shouldn’t test for it. Football players have a long and stressful workweek and they should be allowed to smoke some weed to relax, clear their heads and get a nice night’s rest. THere’s no harm in any of that but we’re seeing it being MADE into a problem in the NFL just like the rest of society. The real criminals are the NFL officials that put forward oppressive rules that reinforce their “slave system”.

    Before you guys rush to judgment, just remember that without marijuana we would’ve never had Warren Sapp fall into our laps in the ’95 draft, meaning we never would’ve won a Super Bowl. Sapp smoked a bit of 1 joint before the combine and got needlessly crucified for it. Much ado about nothing…

  10. st augustine Says:

    hate to say it, but i was wondering who the next person was going to be (things happens in THREE)! UGH! good news is, this should be the end of it (ie: no more drug issue’s for the bucs)….knock on wood!!!!

  11. st augustine Says:

    hate to say it, but i was wondering who the next person was going to be (things happen in THREE’s)! UGH! good news is, this should be the end of it (ie: no more drug issue’s for the bucs)….knock on wood!!!!

  12. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Will all the smokers in the NFL flock to the Seahawks and Broncos after today. Weed will overwhelmingly be voted legal in Washington, Colorado and hopefully, Oregon.

    Hemp not only is an effective pain killer, it also can cure diabetes and cancer. Why does the NFL have to buy into the pharmaceutical fraud industry?

  13. OB Says:


    Everyone is forgetting one thing. Grass is not allowed by the NFL, I don’t care who says you can do it, as long as the NFL says NO, you can’t do, have it, or be around it to get arrested.

    If any of us are told we can make (paick a figure) for half a year but you can’t do these things, almost all of us would take the money. These idiots do seem to see this. Now if he is found or pleas guilty, I say cut him on that day. He is hurting a team that is trying to win, He even played great on some plays, but we don’t know when he can play anymore because of this. He knew that two cornerbacks, one suspended and traded, the other in limbo for illegal use of something were in hot water and he is playing more do to that and he does this. Too stupid to stay.

    Guilty = Gone

  14. Brandon Says:

    Wow, so many people on here that have such innate knowledge of why marijuana should be legalized. I’ve seen too many people and heard too many stories of how marijuana has destroyed lives to ever have my opinion swayed by a stranger’s personal preference.

    Don’t get me wrong, you guys do what you want, at your own risk of course, but do we have to constantly hear your opinions about how it should be legalized every time some idiot that knows that it is not legal gets busted for it?

    I could go into the science behind why marijuana is very harmful for you physically, mentally, and emotionally, but this is a football site.

    The point isn’t legalization or a debate about legalization. The point is that Black knew it was illegal and yet he still let Raheem Morris or Tanard Jackson into his car and allowed one (or both) of them to leave their stash in his car without his knowledge.

  15. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    The NFL plies it’s customers with beer by the boat load. It sends thousands of impaired drivers out on to the roads.

    Takes in 10’s of millions in advertising from these companies and then protects their interests by prohibiting weed.

    That will soon change in the NFL, when the Seahawks and Bronco players exert their rights. The courts will not allow a distinction between weed and beer.

    Macdonald’s Restaurants can not force it’s employees to choose Coke over Pepsi.

    TJax will be back!

  16. Teddy Says:

    Even if he gets a pre-trial diversion, won’t he be subject to a suspension under league rules?

  17. Bucsalltheway Says:

    I guess our DBS think if they get high they can play at a high level and get high stats lol thanks tanard he set the trend for our silly DBS…why can’t they look at ronde and say damn he does no drugs and he’s still with the team that drafted him. We should be called the “the Tampa bay pill/bongs

  18. Mike J Says:

    Brandon, are you an MD, or a PhD??

  19. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    It really doesn’t matter how you feel about weed, it’s against the rules of the NFL. If you play in the NFL and they tell you that you can’t watch ESPN, then don’t watch ESPN. It’s their rules (and of course the law by the way), so just follow them. They have the right to do that. I try not to judge people one way or the other when it comes to weed and/or alcohol, but at the same time it’s just not intelligent if it’s against the rules and it can hurt the team. Don’t drink and drive, don’t smoke weed, don’t take Adderall, don’t punch cab drivers and most likely you will be just fine. It’s just part of the sacrifices you must make to be a pro athlete, so do it. It’s really not that complicated.

  20. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Exactly Hawaiian and just to add to your post, they get paid a TON of money to play a game and they cant do simple things as live a clean life for a few years atleast until they retire… A dam shame.

  21. BK Says:

    I wanted to remind Dr. Brandon that alcohol was once illegal too. There was this thing called prohibition. It was LEGAL to smoke marijunana during prohibition. The ONLY reason that marijuana was criminalized was due to the powerful alcohol lobbyist at the time took advantage of a uneducated society and congress since cannibas was given the poison category. The alcohol industry didn’t want competition after prohibition was over.

    The less our govt restricts us as a society the greater we will feel free.

    As it pertains to this issue, he deserves to be suspended for breaking the rules irregardless of whether the rules are logical and in tune with reality and the desires of society. The NFL blackout rule is another fine example of where a rule was applied long ago that is not in tune with the desires of the NFL fan.

    Ask yourself this….if it was your son or daughter pulled over with 20 grams of weed (felony) or 20 joints for the less pot smart people on here do you really think 5 yrs in prison is a punishment that matches the crime? Get a grip!

  22. superd950 Says:

    We should trade him to Denver, It’s legal to smoke pot there now.

  23. Richbucsfan Says:

    After reading your posts in support of an illegal drug and reviewing the NFL players use of illegal drugs, here is my take … Drug use is rampant in America as a whole, the NFL players reflect that drug use so ignore the rules of the NFL and the laws of the states and municipalities and encourage them to use whatever drug they desire. After all, they are modern day gladiators in the blood sport of football. That way, no one gets suspended and the mindless and lawless will get their weekly fix of football and these arguements over legality will end.

  24. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Wow.. Pretty “dank” lookin’ photo 🙂