Houston Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer, 25, was arrested in Tampa early Tuesday and charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana, according to arrest reports. [...]
According to Tampa police, Schafer had an expired Mississippi license tag on his black 2008 Range Rover when he was stopped on Columbus Avenue. The arrest report states that both front windows were down and a "strong odor of marijuana was emitting" from the car. The report said Schafer had a marijuana joint in his left hand, and a search of the vehicle found a "clear plastic container containing a green leafy substance" which tested positive as marijuana.
The report said he was in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. In Florida, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana makes the crime a third-degree felony instead of a misdemeanor.
Oof! I feel for Schaf, he's had a really rough go of it in professional sports. Most notably he was suspended 50 games for suspicion of using HGH, violating MiLB's ban against performance enhancing drugs. Now this. Poor kid. A felony sounds like jail time.
I guess in this year of off-the-field brouhahas involving Braves players, it's only fitting that a recently ex-Braves player can't shake the jinx. Of course, maybe this means the off-the-field jinx was also traded to Houston as sort of a PTBNL.