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Atlanta Falcons Tackle Jonathan Babineaux Busted For Weed


Babineaux has been charged with possession of marijuana with an intent to distribute after an officer pulled over the Falcons defensive tackle for a routine traffic stop at approximately 10:45 p.m. last night in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The officer who pulled Babineaux over states that he smelled marijuana in Babineaux’s SUV during the stop and during a search of his vehicle three bags containing 40 oz. of grass were discovered.

Another passenger in the vehicle was also charged with a felony for possession with intent to distribute.

Essentially, Babineaux is getting nailed with felony possession because it appears he had three half-ounce bags of weed. He probably pinched a bud out of one of them to sample – hence the odor of grass – and now he’s fucked. Obviously, it is highly unlikely that Babineaux was selling weed to make a quick buck – the guy just signed a 5-year, $25 million contract extension last year – he more than likely just picked up a few half-ounces for personal use. So the question is: why didn’t he combine the bags into one? I’m not sure what the marijuana laws are in Georgia, but more than likely he would have just been busted for possession, which probably carries a lesser charge.

Oh, I know why he didn’t – because the guy is a friggin’ moron, that’ s why. How do I know that? Because it appears he was pulled over for expired tabs and having the windows in his Cadillac Escalade EXT tinted too darkly. Oh, he also was driving without a license. Jesus.

Falcons’ Jonathan Babineaux jailed on drug charges [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]