Alabama Cornerback, First Round Prospect Dre Kirkpatrick Arrested On Marijuana Charge

Kirkpatrick was arrested early Tuesday morning, after declaring for the draft last week

In draft news today, Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will likely take a tumble down most draft boards following his arrest for marijuana possession early Tuesday morning in Manatee County, Florida, as reported today by Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Kirkpatrick, who announced his decision to forgo his senior season at Alabama and declare for the NFL Draft last week, was charged with possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and released on a $120 cash bond. Chris Rogers, another former member of the Alabama football team (2005-2009) was with Kirkpatrick at the time, and faces the same charge.

Before this incident, there was an outside chance Kirkpatrick would fall to the Cowboys at no. 14, as he was widely viewed as a top ten prospect and one of the best defensive backs in the 2012 class. Now it seems far more likely that he will fall to Dallas, but one has to wonder if, given the circumstances, the Cowboys would be willing to take a chance on him at this point.

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