Former Tenneessee Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is facing new charges after recently being released from jail.
After serving a 90-day jail sentence as a result of violating his probation from a previous DWI arrest, former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham now faces new charges.
According to Harrison Keegan of the Springfield News-Leader, Green-Beckham is facing new charges stemming from a December drug arrest when a house he was present at was raided by police. This arrest led to his 90-day jail sentence.
Green-Beckham, who was seen carrying a bag into the house, attempted to evade police by jumping out of a window before being tased and arrested. He was found with two bags of marijuana totaling five grams each and was charged on Thursday with resisting arrest and possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana.
"The Springfield Police Department’s Special Response Team raided the home about 15 minutes after Green-Beckham’s arrival, and Green-Beckham allegedly jumped out through a window, where he was then tased and arrested.The statement says Green-Beckham, 26, had two small bags of marijuana in his pocket, weighing about 5 grams each."
The resisting arrest charge carries a possible sentence of up to one year in jail for Green-Beckham, while he will also face up to a $500 fine for the marijuana possession charge.
In the raid, police discovered about eight pounds of marijuana, 29 THC vape cartridges and $3,200 in cash. The target of the raid, Keenan Brown, faces up to 10 years in prison for a felony drug charge.
Per a police statement, it is believed that the bag Green-Beckham was carrying contained about a pound of marijuana and vape cartridges, however he was not charged with that drug paraphernalia.
Green-Beckham’s NFL career was short-lived. After being drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Titans, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles following his rookie season. After one year in Philly, Green-Beckham was cut and hasn’t been in the league since.