The latest arrest of cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy happened just after midnight last Sunday morning. According to the police report, cops pulled over the 2001 Honda Accord with three people inside for a “violation of right of way”. Before the car stopped, someone allegedly threw a joint out the window. Purifoy was in the back seat, according to the police report.
The school has remained mum on the issue other than issuing a statement that Florida “coach Will Muschamp is aware of the incident and is handling it”. Other players busted for herb have previously been dismissed from the team or left on their own accord. Currently, the NCAA penalty for marijuana use is a full-season suspension – the same as for performance enhancing drugs.
Purify was cited and will appear in court later this month. Here’s hoping for the best, as possession of 20 grams or less is considered a misdemeanor charge in the Sunshine State, with up to a year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Any marijuana conviction suspends your driver’s license for up to two years.