Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling rejoined his team Monday after missing practice and Sunday's game following his arrest for misdemeanor pot possession early Friday morning. Windsor, GA police stopped Snelling when his SUV was spotted weaving in traffic.
After police pulled Snelling over, an officer detected a strong aroma of marijuana and the seventh-year running back out of Virginia allegedly admitted he smoked weed earlier that evening and even pointed out the remaining pot in a metal grinder.
The officer further alleges that Snelling was continuously swallowing during the search of the vehicle, which lead the cop to request Snelling open his mouth, revealing more weed the NFL pro was evidently attempting to consume.
Snelling was booked into local jail and was subsequently released on bond. Though Snelling apparently was not charged with destroying evidence, he faces multiple charges including not having a driver's license or insurance as well as possession of less than an ounce.
Snelling, whose 3.7 yards-per-carry average is the highest of all Atlanta running backs in 2013, opted not to join his teammates on their road trip to Tampa Bay Sunday afternoon, in which the disappointing Falcons lost 41-28 to the lowly Buccaneers, dropping Atlanta's record to a dismal 2-8 on the season.
Falcons' head coach Mike Smith confirmed Snelling rejoined the team Monday morning and Coach Smith was expected to address the matter during a media session on Monday evening. Snelling is scheduled to appear in Windsor Municipal Court on December 20.