Free agent NFL running back Brandon Burks has been arrested in Alabama on charges of marijuana possession.
Per the Enterprise Ledger and according to Coffee County Jail records, the 23-year-old Burks was booked into the facility about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on a misdemeanor second-degree marijuana possession charge. According to the Enterprise Police Department, the arrest followed a traffic stop on Morgan Lane.
Burks, listed with a Troy address, was one of four occupants in the vehicle, the EPD spokesman said. Officers spotted marijuana “in very close proximity to the arrestee,” or Burks.
Burks played for the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets last season, registering just two carries for minus-four yards. Both of his carries came in the season-finale against the Buffalo Bills. The Jets waived Burks on April 26, according to the team website.
Jail records did not indicate anyone else was arrested at the time of Burks’ arrest.
Burks posted a $500 bond and is not in jail. Since the case is a misdemeanor, it will remain in the Enterprise Municipal Court system, according to the EPD spokesman. Second-degree marijuana possession is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year in jail.
Burks starred at Troy University from 2012 to 2015, becoming the lead running back his last three years. In his final game at Troy in 2015, he became just the seventh different Trojan running back to top 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.