We’re only three days into the new year and it’s already been a rough one for Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward.
According to records from the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office, Ward was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 31-year-old was released just hours after being arrested after he posted a $2,500 bond.
Although records from the Sheriff’s Office indicated that the marijuana stemmed from Wednesday’s arrest, it appears that Ward was actually arrested on an outstanding warrant after skipping a court date over the two marijuana charges.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Ward was originally charged back on October 25 after being arrested in an incident that went unreported at the time. In that incident, police officers showed up at Ward’s apartment, where they found two glass jars that contained a total of 99.9 grams of marijuana (3.5 ounces). In a police report that was obtained by the Times, Ward admitted that “he occasionally smoked out of” of the weed that was contained in the jars.
After the October arrest, a companion in Ward’s apartment said the weed belonged to her and that she used it for
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