Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama
Back in 2010, Sam Shields was getting ready for the NFL Draft when he was arrested for marijuana possession, and in the end he didn't get drafted and ended up signing with the Green Bay Packers.
Now a much more heralded prospect decided to take the interesting route to impressing general managers by getting arrested for marijuana possession, former Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is ranked by many as the #2 cornerback in the draft, and as high as top 15 in the entire draft. Kirkpatrick was arrested at 12:48 this morning and charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was the passenger in a vehicle pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road. A K9 detected the presence of narcotics and police found them on the floor by Kirkpatrick's feet.
He had just announced last week he was forgoing his Senior season to go pro.