|Photos: The Lariat|
|Willie Jefferson, left, and Josh Gordon were busted for pot early Sunday after falling asleep in the Taco Bell drive-through line.|
I’ll have some of what they’ve been having, please. Just hours after last weekend’s 55-7 victory over Kansas, Baylor wide receivers Josh Gordon and Willie Jefferson were arrested in Waco, Texas, on allegations of marijuana possession after they were discovered asleep in a Taco Bell drive-through line near campus.
Waco police received the call at 2:15 a.m. Sunday about a man passed out in the restaurant’s drive-through lane, reports Dwain Price at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After a search of the vehicle, officers found bags of marijuana, according to police reports.
Jefferson was driving the vehicle, while Gordon was a passenger in the front seat.
Jefferson was asleep and police found a bag of marijuana in the central console of the vehicle, according to Sgt. Melvin Roseborough, public information officer of the Waco Police Department, reports Chris Derrett of the Baylor student newspaper, The Lariat.
After a bummed-out Jefferson was awakened and exited the car, officers also found more marijuana in the driver side floorboard of the vehicle, Roseborough said.
Gordon and Jefferson were both arrested on Class B misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, and both were released from jail Sunday after posting a $1,000 bond each.
Baylor coach Art Briles, not surprisingly, didn’t return a phone call seeking comment, but a school official said the investigation is ongoing.
Ian McCaw, athletic director for Baylor, also declined to comment on the arrests.
It is not yet clear whether Gordon and Jefferson will play in Saturday’s game against Texas Tech. But according to a Baylor official, both players practiced with the team on Wednesday.
“All disciplinary measures are handled internally and aren’t announced publicly,” said Brad Sheffield, Baylor Athletics coordinator of new media.
Gordon has 14 receptions this season for team highs of 327 yards and four touchdowns, including a school record 94-yard TD Saturday against Kansas. Jefferson has one catch for 43 yards and a touchdown in the second game of the season, against Buffalo.