Florida kicks Jenkins off team after 3rd arrest

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has dismissed star cornerback Janoris Jenkins after his third arrest in the last two years.

Coach Will Muschamp announced Jenkins' dismissal Tuesday, three days after his latest arrest. He was charged with marijuana possession Saturday after a Gainesville Police officer spotted the 22-year-old sitting in a parked car, smoking what the officer later found to be a marijuana cigar.

Jenkins was arrested on the same charge in January and later accepted a plea deal. He also was arrested in May 2009 during a downtown fight. He signed a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to probation and community service.

Mushcamp says he met with Jenkins on Tuesday, and both felt it was in Jenkins' best interest to move on "to the next stage of his career."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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