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Pair of Florida freshmen cited for marijuana possession per report

Linebacker Ventrell Miller and wide receiver James Robinson were cited for marijuana possession on Monday, as first reported by First Coast News

The story cites a UF Police Department report that details a resident assistant smelling marijuana from outside the apartment shared by Miller and Robinson just past midnight on Monday morning. The RA called police, who knocked and found the smell coming from Robinson's room. They then found two small bags of marijuana, and both Miller and Robinson admitted to owning one, per the report. 

The Herald confirmed there was a narcotics violation at Keys Residential Complex on Monday around that time, but a request for the incident report is pending. 

Before this incident, both freshmen had already been in trouble with off-field incidents either during or before their Florida careers began.

Miller was one of seven players suspended from practice and next Saturday's season opener for reportedly misusing school funds, and Robinson was cited for marijuana as a high school senior while on a visit to Ohio State. He also wasn't expected to be allowed to enroll at Florida until coach Jim McElwain stepped in and vouched for him to be given a second chance. 

"I feel it’s my responsibility to give guys a chance," McElwain said on Aug. 7 when asked about vouching for Robinson. "I never will throw somebody out that has something too him and gets an opportunity to be successful.”

Robinson was at practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, while Miller is still suspended for the previous incident. 

Through a spokesman, the school released a statement Thursday afternoon. 

"Coach McElwain is aware and it has been dealt with," it read.  


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