Baylor football players arrested, face marijuana charges

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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:01 am

Baylor sophomore receivers Willie Jefferson and Josh Gordon were arrested on allegations of marijuana possession Sunday morning in Waco.

Baylor football coach Art Briles had no comment Wednesday when asked if Jefferson and Gordon would be suspended for any upcoming games. Briles called it “an ongoing investigation.”

Both players attended Baylor’s practice Wednesday afternoon. The Bears face Texas Tech on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

According to a Waco Police Department report, officers received a call to the Taco Bell on South Sixth Street at 2:15 a.m. Sunday on a man reportedly passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the drive-through lane.

Officers identified Jefferson as the driver and Gordon as the front passenger.

When officers arrived, they reportedly saw a baggy of marijuana on the center console of the vehicle. When officers got Jefferson out of the vehicle, they reportedly found more baggies of marijuana in the front driver’s floorboard, according to police.

The charges would be for Class B misdemeanor marijuana possession. Formal charges have not been filed.

Gordon has been one of Baylor’s top receivers this year with 14 catches for a team-high 327 yards and four touchdowns. He had the best game of his career in Baylor’s 55-7 win over Kansas last weekend when he caught four passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns.

He set a school record with his 94-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter and also caught a 39-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Jayhawks.

Jefferson has made one catch this season — for 43 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo.

Jefferson is a 6-foot-6 tight end from Beaumont who saw action in 11 of 12 games as a freshman last year and has played in all five games this season.

Gordon is a 6-3 wide receiver from Houston who played in nine games as a freshman last season and has played in all five games this season.

jwerner@wacotrib.com

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