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REAR ENTRIES: Catching Up

October 25, 2010 at 02:41pm by Scott   •  17 Comments »

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JERRAMY STEVENS ARRESTED: Jerramy Stevens was arrested Saturday night with possession of marijuana (w/intent to sell), plain old possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. When I first read the headline that he had been caught with enough pot to get charged for intent to sell, I assumed he had a trunk full of tightly-packed bricks of weed and was pissed that a guy who make the money he makes would jeopardize his football career by taking on the slightly-less risky and far more profitable job of drug dealer. Then I actually read the whole story.

A Tampa police officer stopped Stevens’ 2006 Ford pickup shortly after 7 p.m. at North Westshore Boulevard and West Cypress Street after hearing loud music coming from the truck, according to a Tampa Police Department news release. After smelling marijuana coming from inside, the officer searched the truck and found 38 grams of marijuana.

A whopping 38 grams. That’s about an ounce and a half. I don’t know how much it takes to make a joint (I’m so cool!), but I know that an ounce and a half of just about anything isn’t enough to sell. And did the cops really pull him over for playing loud music? Who was the cop, Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace? As a citizen, I think Stevens is kind of getting shafted. But as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, fuck him. I’ve defended Stevens for years because I believe in redemption stories, but you have to, you know, keep it up. You don’t get to fuck up again every couple years. Plus, as someone who has had trouble before, you just know he was in line for a drug test sooner or later. I think they’ve pretty much figured out how to tell if you’ve been smoking pot. So he either didn’t care about how his suspension would affect the team or he was too dumb to think he’d get caught. Either way, I’m done.

JERRAMY STEVENS RELEASED: It’s the equivalent of a “bang-bang” play for personnel men. Jerramy Stevens was arrested Saturday night before game day and released Monday morning. The only way it would have been done faster is if Mark Dominik had personally bailed him out of jail and written “You are cut” in the memo line of the check. Ryan Purvis was promoted from the practice squad to take his place.

ONE LAST STEVENS ANGLE: Mike Florio brings up the possibility that Stevens was bringing that much pot with him so he could smoke it with some other players at the team hotel.

So with Bucs tight end Jerramy Stevens arrested at 7:12 p.m. ET the night before a home game with enough marijuana in his possession to result in an alleged presumption that he intended to sell it, we see only two possible interpretations of the facts.

First, Stevens was trying to move the marijuana in the hopes of earning some extra money before reporting to the team hotel for the night (which, frankly, given his history wouldn’t be the dumbest thing he ever has done).

Second, Stevens planned to take the marijuana to the team hotel, to be smoked or distributed there.

We’re not reporting anything on this. We’re just identifying the two possibilities based on the known facts.

Florio has less imagination than that guy who draws stick figure caricatures at the boardwalk. Stevens couldn’t just be really high most of the time and forgets to take his stash out of the car? Maybe that’s where he keeps it. Or maybe he was just coming back from buying it. Florio loves setting up false dichotomies to make it seem like he knows all the possibilities. But that’s the thing about the word “possibilities”. Lots of things are possible. Hell, Stevens’s situation could have been a version of this:

MICHAEL CLAYTON FINDS WORK: Since Michael Clayton had been given a huge bonus check last season, he had the luxury of being able to wait around for just the right offer to come along. And, sure enough, it finally happened. After nearly two months of waiting, Clayton signed with his dream team, the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL.

There, Clayton will re-join former Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia and coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who had a brief stint as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator.

Garcia, Clayton and Jagz? Aren’t there rules against a UFL team assembling such an elite group of players? Kind of like antitrust law or something? If not, look out UFL. Garcia came this close to beating the Joes in a Pros vs Joes match (but didn’t — the Joes actually won), Clayton can block the hell out of a defensive back, and the entire Jagz playbook fits on one of those forearm cheat sheets. Look out, Omaha — your steaks won’t be the only things that sizzle.

“BEST IN THE NFC”: Raheem Morris made the boast yesterday that the 4-2 Buccaneers are the “best team in the NFC“, a claim that made the 5-2 Atlanta Falcons cock their heads and say “Huh?”

“I like where we are,” Morris said. “We’re 4-2. We’re the best team in the NFC. Yeah, I said it. We’re excited.”

Okay, forget that the Bucs just lost bad to the Saints last week. And forget that the Giants and the Seahawks are also 5-2. And forget that exactly half of the NFC has four wins right now, including the Bucs. I’m just happy Raheem is in a position to be able to make such a claim and that it even has a molecule of credibility. If the Bucs were 1-5 and he was saying that his team was the best 1-5 team in the league, we’d all tear him apart. But when you’re 4-2, you can get away with stuff like this.

“We easily went out there and put together one of the worst first halves of my tenure. If you want to add the Saints game, you could say six quarters. But this team plays 60 minutes. There’s no doubt about that.”

Someone tell Raheem that the Saints game also clocked in at 60 minutes. Come on, you can’t lob me these softballs and expect me not to swing.

17 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: Catching Up”

d-money

d-money (October 25, 2010 at 03:04pm:

This is my first time commenting on here so I wanted to make it something very important and insightful. Instead I have this…

Are you talking about the Pros vs Joes with Garcia, Brooks and Dunn? I’m pretty sure the Pros won that one.

Scott

Scott (October 25, 2010 at 03:09pm:

Garcia was in two of them. The one with all the Bucs the Pros won, but the one with Garcia, Lavar Arrington and Isaac Bruce was won by the Joes. And it wasn’t all that close.

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (October 25, 2010 at 03:27pm:

Is Clayton playing left tackle?

bens

bens (October 25, 2010 at 05:59pm:

Long time reader, first comment. Was compelled.

It takes about .8 of a gram to roll a joint. An ounce an a half is enough to sell.

3.5 grams can go for as much as 60 dollars.

But Jeremy knows all this.

TheBrainStem

TheBrainStem (October 25, 2010 at 06:04pm:

Teams stay at hotels for home games?

Scott

Scott (October 25, 2010 at 06:12pm:

bens: Thanks for the info. Then what you’re saying is that Jerramy had about 4 joints worth of pot on him. I know he could sell it, but it seems highly unlikely. I also could sell the other four cans from my Pepsi six-pack, but it seems much more plausible that I’ll just save those for later.

TheBrainStem

TheBrainStem (October 25, 2010 at 06:17pm:

My brother says ($150 for low grade) ($600 for high grade) is about the dollar figure he had on him in pot. So not much in that way of selling. He said 20grams is where they draw the line to become a felony. Fuck Stevens for being a moron but I have to somewhat feel he got profiled and pulled over on a bullshit law. You can be pulled over for loud music but I can almost go deaf driving next to a harley. The probable cause and the paraphernailia means he was buring one down.

TheBrainStem

TheBrainStem (October 25, 2010 at 06:18pm:

@Scott bens said .8 grams, that would equal 50 joints.

TheBrainStem

TheBrainStem (October 25, 2010 at 06:20pm:

@Scott see what kind of post gets readers and new commenters.

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (October 25, 2010 at 06:23pm:

The laws are different in every state. In Florida, over an ounce is intent to sell and a felony. He was prob going to a party or something. Who cares he was a fuckhead anyways. The clicky was awesome, but the Trailer Park Boys clip was better. Way to put the show over, that episode was fucking classic!

Scott

Scott (October 25, 2010 at 06:56pm:

@Brain: You’re right. I didn’t re-read the post before I commented and was thinking the number was 3.8g (I swear I know how to divide). 50 joints is a lot. For some people.

Mark S

Mark S (October 25, 2010 at 08:28pm:

oh bull shit. The cop is probably some asshole who thinks the Glazers have screwed him by trading all the veterans, not signing free agents, starting rookies, blacking out games and not lowering ticket prices.

bens

bens (October 26, 2010 at 12:34am:

It’s alot of pot to be rolling around with. Think half a pillow case full.

Why do you need that much in your 2006 Ford Pickup,

and why does he drive a 2006 Ford Pickup.

Either way, thanks for that TD against the Saints a couple years back, nice having you, have fun in the UFL

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (October 26, 2010 at 01:12am:

Dude an ounce and a half easily fits in a sandwich baggie. Its not that much and it wouldn’t be a big deal if he wasn’t in the NFL. Its over and done. Bring on the Cardinals!

Wordy Sanchez

Wordy Sanchez (October 26, 2010 at 01:41pm:

I can’t wait until this conversation gets into the relative compressability of pot…

Truth is based on performance alone, I’m not sorry to see him gone. I didn’t see him making the roster next year anyway. Assumed they’d give him a gold walker for years of service and send him on his way.

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (October 26, 2010 at 03:43pm:

Dude, seriously, somebody share.

TS

TS (October 29, 2010 at 04:43pm:

A friend sent me the below link to a 2008 Seattle Times article that describes the incredibly long history of “second chances” given to Stevens. I had known that he had had problems in his past but was not previously aware just how much of a piece of shit human being he really is.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004147460_rbstevens270.html

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