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Jabar Gaffney arrested on drug charges in Florida

Former Gators, Dolphins receiver released from jail on $7,000 bail

Former University of Florida star and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney was arrested on drug charges in Sumter County.
Former University of Florida star and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney was arrested on drug charges in Sumter County.

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – Former Miami Dolphins and University of Florida wide receiver Jabar Gaffney is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Gaffney, 35, was stopped Friday on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.

Gaffney was arrested on charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $7,000 bail and was released late Friday night.

The former Florida Gators star was a second-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2002 and spent four seasons with the team.

Gaffney also spent three seasons with the New England Patriots, two seasons with the Denver Broncos and one season with the Washington Redskins before coming to Miami in 2012. He played in just three games for the Dolphins before being released and subsequently suspended for two games for failing to report a previous arrest.

Gaffney's legal troubles started in Gainesville. He was kicked off the team by former coach Steve Spurrier in 1999 while facing a grand theft charge, but he was eventually allowed to earn his way back, becoming a two-time All-American at Florida.