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                   === Report: Falcons' Snelling arrested ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling was arrested
 early  Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic
 stop  in which he  allegedly attempted to eat some of the drug, according to a
 report.
 
 The  Barrow County  News reported Snelling was charged with possession of less
 than  an ounce  of marijuana, possession of drug-related materials and several
 other traffic violations.
 
 "We  are aware  of the  situation  concerning Jason  Snelling and  are in  the
 process of gathering additional information," the Falcons said in a statement.
 "Because  this is an  ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at
 this time."
 
 Snelling  didn't practice Friday. His status for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay is
 unclear.
 
 According  to  the report, Snelling was  pulled over around 3:35 a.m. after he
 was observed to be unable to stay in his lane. An officer for the Winder (Ga.)
 Police  Department  noticed "a strong  odor of  marijuana" coming from the car
 Snelling was driving.
 
 Snelling  told the  officer he had smoked marijuana earlier in the evening and
 said  there was a  grinder -- used for breaking up marijuana -- in the console
 of the car that contained a small amount of the drug, according to the report.
 
 Another  officer talking  to Snelling  who noticed  the player  was repeatedly
 swallowing  asked  him to  open his  mouth and  observed green leafy particles
 inside, according to the report. Snelling denied eating marijuana.
 
 Snelling  was arrested  at  4:20 a.m.  and transported  to  the Barrow  County
 Detention Center, according to the report.
 
 He  was also  charged with  driving  with expired  or no  license, failure  to
 maintain  lane, failure  to maintain insurance, improper use of dealer license
 plate and no registration.
 
 Snelling, 29, has rushed 36 times for 132 yards and a touchdown in eight games
 this season. He has 19 catches for 159 yards and two scores.
 
 
 11/15 20:20:47 ET