Florida Gators freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor was arrested and charged in late May with first-degree misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Tabor, a five-star recruit out of Washington, D.C. who is expected to see playing time in his first year with the Gators, agreed to deferred prosecution on June 4. He will serve a short probation and either donate a small sum of money or participate in charity work.
According to an arrest report filed to the Gainesville Police Department on May 27, Tabor was found in the front seat of a vehicle stopped by police in the early afternoon after an officer “smelled the odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle.”
The officer then conducted a probable cause search of Tabor which “yielded a small baggie of cannabis which fell out of his shorts when [Tabor] excited the vehicle.”
Tabor is the first Florida football player to be arrested in more than 10 months dating back to July 21, 2013, but he the 15th to be charged with a crime since head coach Will Muschamp took over the program in January of 2011.
Tabor has already been disciplined and will not be suspended any games for the incident.
“Jalen has faced consequences for his actions and is very remorseful,” Muschamp said in a statement released by the school. “He is aware that this is not how we represent the University of Florida.”