=== 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
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
Snelling didn't practice Friday. His status for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay is
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