Tampa Bucs’ TJ Ward Arrested on Possession of 99 Grams of Marijuana
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety TJ Ward was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant for possession of marijuana. Ward, was released on a $2,500 bond following the arrest and is facing a felony charge for marijuana possession and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ward was initially arrested October 25th when police entered his apartment responding to an intrusion alarm. The alarm was likely set-off by mistake but was certain was that police did see jars containing roughly 100 grams of marijuana in plain sight. 38 year-old Ciara Woody was alone in Ward’s apartment when police arrived and denied ownership of the jars, stating they belonged to Ward. Ward initially admitted to police that he had knowledge of the marijuana in the jars and “smoked occasionally”. Woody later recanted her story slightly stating the marijuana was “medicinal” and that it was hers. They both face the same felony possession charges.
On the field, Ward only started 5 games and had no forced fumbles or interceptions. He also made headlines earlier this year for his comments regarding Thursday Night games. “I despise Thursday night games” Ward told Tampa Bay Times reporter, Greg Auman. “…this is probably the worst thing you can do, make us play back-to-back on a Thursday night after a Sunday game.” No, the worst thing you can do is leave an idiot in your weed-filled apartment. Just saying.
Wards arrest comes just a short week after an incident involving fellow Buccaneer, DeSean Jackson surfaced. Last week, Jackson’s Chevy Silverado was found crashed alone on Tampa’s Westshore Blvd. Police indicated that the vehicle was involved in a one-person accident and that person had fled the scene.
Jackson reportedly let a friend use the truck while he was “out of town” and is trying to get that friend to turn himself in. However, I dont recall D-Jack playing in the game or even being shown in Atlanta that same night when the Bucs were playing the Falcons, hmmm… Upon investigation, police found over 6 grams of marijuana and 2 hollow-point bullets in the car. The weed carries a misdemeanor possession charge, meanwhile the bullets are legal according to FL law. Add these incidents to QB Jameis Winston’s groping allegations and we’ve got a complete circus of debauchery. WTF is going on Tampa?
One thing is for sure, Tampa Bay’s season went down in an ugly flame, and it’s likely because their key players were busy getting smoked out! Fire Those Cannons!!!!