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Justin Scott-Wesley arrested for heinous crime

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http://www.ajc.com/n...ana-char/nbfKG/

By Chip Towers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Once again, smoking marijuana in a dormitory has landed a Georgia football player in trouble with the law.

Justin Scott-Wesley, who is sidelined for the season with a knee injury, was cited late Wednesday night for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession/use of a drug object after housing personnel detected the odor of marijuana emanating from his room at Rooker Hall.

According to police records, UGA Police officer Matt Browning was dispatched to the dormitory at 10:41 p.m., Wednesday. The officer traced the smell on the first floor of the dorm to Scott-Wesley’s room. After Scott-Wesley was confronted and admitted to smoking marijuana, he grudgingly gave consent to search his room and a glass pipe and marijuana “grinder” were located in a desk drawer. No significant quantities of marijuana were found but the residue in the grinder resulted in the possession charges, according to the report.

However, an arrest warrant was not issued until Thursday morning. Scott-Wesley turned himself in to the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 4:19 p.m. on Thursday and released three hours later on a total $4,000 in bond. He was booked under his given name of Justin Bernard Wesley.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said allowing Scott-Wesley to remain in his dorm room and not be hauled off to jail is standard operating procedure for all students in such cases.

“If there are no safety issues for the person or other parties and no urgency with result of the situation at that moment, it’s common for officers to get all the information, do what they need to do and just sign a warrant the next morning,” Williamson said. “That allows (students) to deal with it during working hours and not have to miss classes or anything.”

Scott-Wesley’s scenario is very similar to the one that resulted in discipline for two football players back in May. Police were called to a room occupied by safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith because a residence hall assistant smelled marijuana. Neither player was arrested in that incident but because they admitted to police they had been smoking marijuana they were disciplined for violating the athletic programs marijuana use policy. Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the first game of the season and Flournoy=Smith was dismissed from the team due to an prior arrest.

Georgia officials, who are traveling to Jacksonville for the the Georgia-Florida game, could not immediately be reached for comment. Details to come as they’re available.

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Hard to believe in this day and age people can still get arrested for smoking pot in private. Stuff is less harmful than a damn Bud Light. Also that RA has to be the biggest doucher in Athens to report someone for having a marijuana smell come out of their dorm.

What bothers me is the way UGA handles the discipline for this type of thing. He'll probably miss the opening game vs. Clemson next year which is stupid. At most other schools this arrest wouldn't even have occurred and if it did it wouldn't likely get out in public. The player would run some 5AM sprints or what have you and that'd be it. It's just stupid...

A smarter school would conisder JSW ready for the bowl and or Spring G-day game but "suspend him" but UGA coaches and athletic department are dumb

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Hard to believe in this day and age people can still get arrested for smoking pot in private. Stuff is less harmful than a damn Bud Light. Also that RA has to be the biggest doucher in Athens to report someone for having a marijuana smell come out of their dorm.

What bothers me is the way UGA handles the discipline for this type of thing. He'll probably miss the opening game vs. Clemson next year which is stupid. At most other schools this arrest wouldn't even have occurred and if it did it wouldn't likely get out in public. The player would run some 5AM sprints or what have you and that'd be it. It's just stupid...

A smarter school would conisder JSW ready for the bowl and or Spring G-day game but "suspend him" but UGA coaches and athletic department are dumb

I was an RA at Bama, and although I don't know the circumstances surrounding this particular case, it could be a lot different than just the RA smelling it and reporting it.

I always let my residents do whatever they wanted as long as it was private and they didn't hurt or affect anyone. I made this clear with 1-on-1 meetings with my residents, and told them that if I don't hear about it from someone else, they are fine by me. But if I get a report, I have to follow up on it. Most times I'd get reports, it'd be for a noise complaint and drinking, in which case I'd just tell them to stop partying and give them a warning. But if I got a second warning, or saw something more serious, I'd have to take action, otherwise whoever complained would know I didn't do s--t.

So someone else could have reported the smell to the RA, and the RA had to do something about it. Or, he could have been a prick looking to write someone up. Although the paperwork sucked, I don't know anyone who enjoyed writing people up.

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"I won't apologize. You deserve more then that. I will let my actions moving forward speak for me. I hope that u can respect me coming ..to you as a man as I admit that I was wrong. I let the #bulldognation down. I understand your frustrations. I will take my punishment as a man as I continue to get healthy. This is not an apology, but a promise. A promise to uphold the morals and character that my family and coaching staff have instilled In me. God bless!"

-Justin Scott- Wesley

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/11/04/2779219/scott-wesley-i-will-take-my-punishment.html#storylink=cpy

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^ has a pro mentality at least.

uga admin is full of idiots imo.

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