Drug charges against safety T.J. Ward, who was arrested in October 2017 for marijuana possession, have been dropped, according to Hillsborough County court records.
Ward, who was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time, had been charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then arrested in January on a warrant for failure to appear.
Ward was initially arrested Oct. 25th while playing with the Buccaneers. Although he was not home at the time, a woman allowed police to enter his apartment when they responded to an alarm and claimed the 99.9 grams of marijuana seen “in plain view” belonged to Ward.
Free-agent T.J. Ward has all pending charges dropped https://t.co/qwSj0vOtqn
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Ward’s girlfriend, Ciera Woody, originally told police that it was medicinal marijuana.
Ward, a three-time Pro Bowler, is currently a free agent. He was released by the Denver Broncos in September 2017 and signed with the Bucs on a one-year deal worth $5 million. This may just buy him one more shot at a contract.