Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jordan Schafer arrested on felony marijuana charge

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Astros centerfielder Jordan Schafer was arrested on a felony marijuana charge at 12:38am Tuesday morning at a Tampa Cheesecake Factory (this detail simply cannot be made up).

The AJC's Jeff Schultz:
Let me just say this about Schafer: I’ve always liked him personally, and he was well-liked in the Braves’ clubhouse this season. Veterans, most notably Chipper Jones, believed he had turned the corner in his life and career after originally seeming too cocky when he first came up from the minors a few years ago.

In the St. Pete Times article, Schafer declined to give police the name of his employer. Because no one would EVER find that out.

UPDATE: Zach Levine says that Schafer was carrying 25.9 grams of marijuana (the felony cut-off is 20 grams), was stopped for an expired Mississippi plate, had a joint in his hand, and three marijuana peanut butter cups.