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New Jersey – Unfortunate news came out about Kellen Winslow – issues with the law. Let’s take a closer look . . .
If there was a slight chance that Winslow was going to return to the Jets, that is probably out the window with the latest charges against him.
The Morristown Record reports that Winslow was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana on Nov. 19 and charged on December 30.
The incident happened two days after he returned from a four-game NFL suspension for violating the substance program.
It’s shocking that he would put himself in this position right after returning from a suspension.
He was caught near the Target in East Hanover on Route 10.
Right in front of that store is a Ramada Hotel where some Jets players and officials stay during the season.
So it’s possible he was staying there.
He’s lives in California.
What is synthetic marijuana?
It’s a combination of natural herbs and chemicals that when combined supposedly creates the effects of pot. It arrived on the scene about 10 years ago.
It’s not as easy to detect in drug tests.
You want to hear a strange coincidence.
One of the nicknames for this drug is “K2.”
That is Winslow’s nickname.
If the allegations are true, why would Winslow be taking this synthetic marijuana?
Well I do know the guy is constant pain from years of knee issues.
We all know he’s on a limited practice schedule for that knee.
One of the reasons he left the New England Patriots after one game last year was reportedly because he didn’t think it was worth going through all the pain he has to deal with being a backup.
He was behind Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski with the Patriots.
Look, I’m not condoning the use of pot or fake pot.
But it’s been theorized that smoking pot can help those dealing with pain.
So that is possible the reason for him supposedly using that substance.
Once again, I’m not condoning it, just a theory.
This is probably the end of the road for Winslow.
It’s hard to see another team signing him with all that is going on with this guy.
It’s a shame, because he can still play.
You talk to him, and he’s pretty bright.
But he’s a complex guy.
And not for everybody.
After two off-the-field issues, it’s hard seeing the Jets bringing him back.
Plus, they have three tight ends they like on the roster – Jeff Cumberland, Zach Sudfeld and Chris Pantale. All were on the roster at the end of the year.
Cumberland had a terrific year as both a blocker and receiver.
Sudfeld did allow the blocked punt in Carolina, but aside from that, showed promise as a receiver. He’s 6-7, 255 pounds with terrific hands and good speed. He’s got a big upside.
The Jets like Pantale. In fact, when another team attempted to Pantale off the Jets’ practice squad, they didn’t want to lose him, so they promoted him to the regular roster.
So the Jets will probably head in another direction when it comes to Winslow . . .
January 9, 2013
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