State Drops All Drug Charges On T.J. Ward

June 9th, 2018

You can call former Bucs safety T.J. Ward a total free-agent bust, but don’t call him a criminal.

Back in December, Tampa police caught up with Ward after he was a no-show in court following October charges of felony marijuana possession and a misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia possession. Reports claimed Ward had about 3 1/2 ounces of cannabis in his home.

On Thursday, the state dropped both charges against Ward, per Hillsborough County clerk records. It also tossed the charge of felony marijuana possession against Ciera Woody, the co-defendant and Ward’s girlfriend last year.

Ward was signed to a one-year contract by general manager Jason Licht in September, a move that prompted the trade of then-new safety J.J. Wilcox to the Steelers. Ward’s contract expired and the 31-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler is unemployed.

Ward fans can now exhale, and Bucs fans are still smiling that Ward didn’t get two years of guaranteed money. He had trouble cracking the starting lineup on the Bucs’ 32nd-ranked defense.

Joe is confident that the mere subtractions of Ward, Chris Baker and Doug Martin automatically make the Bucs a better team.

15 Responses to “State Drops All Drug Charges On T.J. Ward”

  1. Doc Says:

    He still looks like a criminal. I feel safer now that
    He’s gone

  2. Buc believer Says:

    Lpl Ward fans can now exhale… LMAO or does Joe mean to say inhale. Oldest line line out there… “officer dat not be mines weeed!”

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good Lawyer= Dropped Charges
    Bad Lawyer= 5 years
    Public Defender=10 years

  4. BoJim Says:

    Agreed he looks like a con artist. This sob should be fired!

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The pot was still there, so he was not exactly innocent.

  6. BoJim Says:

    The last thing we need is drug users… He is oppressed though take a knee. MAGA

  7. Stanglassman Says:

    Bojim can spot a con artist a mile away.

  8. BoJim Says:

    I am BoJim and I approve this message.

  9. tnew Says:

    TampaBayBucsFan…agree x10.

  10. James Walker Says:

    If he had a 6-pack of beer in his car I would think less of him. As soon as the 70+ year old politicians are gone the laws will change.

  11. BucEmUp Says:

    That’s because no safety is successful the way this defense is coached t play. Just like Lovie never having a top tier safety neither will Mike Smith. Every player who plays in coverage will be made to look like a failure when it’s really the opposition directing the softest and most predictable defense in the entire league. Ward will be signed somewhere and play well when given the opportunity.

  12. Walter Seidel Says:


  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Doc..he looks like a criminal? Hell Trump looks like a thug. Don’t mean he should no0t be president. Or does it?

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    If he’s intentionally and inllegally in possession of marijuana, he’s committed a crime–he’s a criminal. He’s just not a convict. Don’t call Ward a convict is more accurate.

  15. Mike in LOL Says:

    James Walker hit the nail on the head… I’d lose more respect for him (if i had any left) had he been caught drinking a few beers and driving his car home like ASJackwagon.

    The fact that possessing some shweed is illegal yet you can buy alcohol and cigarettes all you want at any store is blasphemous.

    I choose to dislike him for his terrible play on the field last year and his terrible attitude in the locker room, could care less about this.