Gainesville police catch Florida Gators cornerback Janoris Jenkins with Marijuana

The Gainesville Police Department cited Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins for possession of marijuana at a local night club Saturday.

At 12:50 a.m., officers went into the bathroom of Status in downtown Gainesville and saw Jenkins holding a “small, clear bag with marijuana in it,” police spokesperson Tscharna Senn said.

Jenkins, a Pahokee product, was charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams, a misdemeanor, and issued a notice to appear in court. He was not taken into police custody.

He is scheduled to go before an Alachua County judge Feb. 17.

Jenkins recently passed on the NFL Draft to stay at Florida for his senior season. He was projected to go in the first round of the draft.

This is his second known arrest during his three-plus years at Florida. In June 2009, Jenkins was arrested (and Tased) for fighting at Sharab Lounge in Gainesville. He upheld the terms of his deferred prosecution agreement, and the charge was removed from his record.

“We are aware of the incident with Janoris Jenkins and will handle it internally at this time,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said in a statement.

Jenkins is the first Gators player arrested since Muschamp took over the program Jan. 1.

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