Kentucky Dismisses Jason Hatcher After Marijuana Trafficking Arrest

Kentucky linebacker Jason Hatcher was arrested early Monday morning on three separate charges, the most serious of which appears to be marijuana trafficking. Kentucky announced Hatcher had been dismissed from the team for a “violation of team rules” later Monday morning.

According to the Franklin Country Regional Jail, via the Courier-Journal, the charges against Hatcher are speeding, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with physical evidence and buy/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hatcher was pulled over for speeding on Monday morning, and the officer who pulled him over reported smelling marijuana in the car. After searching the car, the officer found a quarter pound of marijuana stuffed down Hatcher’s pants and another three-quarters of a pound in a vacuum-sealed bag in the passenger floorboard. Do the math and that’s a pound of weed, which brought on the trafficking charge, which is used when anywhere from eight ounces to five pounds of marijuana is discovered.

– Read the entire article at CBS Sports.