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.”

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News and you can watch the shows anytime with Spectrum on Demand. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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