Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) runs past Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll (28) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons’ Jason Snelling will not face charges until next year


Back in November, Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling ran into some trouble with the law. He was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges, but won’t have to ace the court until February. According to ESPN.com,

Snelling’s attorney asked for the continuance on Friday morning in the City of Winder Municipal Court, and the motion was granted. Snelling was not required to appear in court.
He was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession (less than one ounce) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Winder police officer Chris Cooper said Snelling was arrested following a traffic stop on Nov. 15. Cooper said officers pulled over Snelling’s SUV after noticing it weaving and crossing the center line. Cooper said officers smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and determined Snelling did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance. He also was cited for improper use of a dealer plate.

Due to the motion of continuance being granted, Snelling won’t have to make a plea for a couple months, at least until the season is over.

Snelling is signed through 2014, but with this charge, it is unknown if the Falcons will keep him around longer, or find somewhere else for him to go, whether it’s the waiver wire, free agency, or another team.

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