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Dallas Cowboys Player Rico Gathers Arrested for Marijuana Friday Night

He made bond and was released the Saturday morning

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Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana Friday night, according to Frisco police.

Police said Gathers was arrested at 10:52 p.m. Saturday for possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.

He was taken into custody and held at the Frisco jail, but made bond and was released from jail Saturday morning.

A blog post published to the Dallas Cowboys' official website stated:

"The Cowboys are certainly aware of Rico Gathers' situation and will decide shortly if, or how, it affects the team’s decision to cut the roster down to 53 players by 3 p.m. on Saturday"

Gathers was reportedly arrested Friday night in Frisco for possession of marijuana. After posting bond, he was released from a Frisco jail in the mid-morning, and was not on the field with his teammates for a Saturday walk-through.

A team official said the team was working to find out all the facts from the situation.

Gathers made the Cowboys' 53-man roster, after he caught 10 passes in the preseason. Dallas will keep four tight ends going into Week 1, with Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Geoff Swaim joining Gathers at the position.

And Gathers' attorney sent out a statement on behalf of his client.

"Rico was arrested last night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He would like to express his gratitude and respect to the Frisco PD for their professionalism. Rico sincerely apologizes to his teammates and the Cowboys organization for any distraction his arrest may cause as the team prepares to start the season. To this end, we will have no further comment while the matter is pending." 

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