UofL BASKETBALL | Johnson Cited For Drug Possession
04/19/2017 04:12 PM
Multiple reports show that University of Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson appeared in court and pleaded guilty Monday in Woodford County to a marijuana possession charge.
According to reports, the judge issued a fine of $260.50 to be paid by April 24.
According to court records, Johnson was pulled over on March 22, just three days after the Cardinals loss to Michigan in the NCAA tournament, because his license plate was not visible. Officers found marijuana in his vehicle and issued him the citation.
Head Coach Rick Pitino confirmed in March that Johnson, along with Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel , was declaring for the NBA draft. Johnson has not hired an agent, meaning he is able to return to Louisville for his senior season.
The NBA combine takes place in less than a month.
This news comes, as UofL prepares for what is supposed to be, according to Pitino, a mid-April hearing in front of the NCAA infractions committee, where Pitino is facing “failure to monitor” allegations in the sex scandal involving former staffer Andre McGee.
The Ypsilanti, Michigan native averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a junior.
UofL Athletics Sports Information Director Kenny Klein sent the following statement: “We just became aware of the matter and have addressed it internally.”
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