Webb charged after being found in possession of drugs.
As reported by KFVS-TV, J’Marcus Webb of the Chicago Bears was arrested on drug charges.
The offensive tackle was arrested on Sunday evening, after being charged with possession of cannabis and paraphernalia.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the police found less than 2.5 grams of marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for speeding.
Webb has been released after paying part of a bond on Monday, and has a court date scheduled for March. The Bears later released a statement on Wednesday addressing the issue:
“We are aware of the recent arrest of J’Marcus Webb in Pulaski County Illinois. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the arrest,” the statement read.
Webb started 16 games last season for the Bears as left tackle, but was unable to help prevent them from missing out on the play-offs.
However, the early suggestions are that Webb’s standing with the Bears and new coach Marc Trestman is unlikely to be affected.
Chicago are reportedly looking to solve their needs at right tackle, left guard and center ahead of the new season, with indications at last week’s scouting combine suggesting that they are not in the market for a new left tackle.
However, much will depend on Trestman’s preference and they could yet look to replace the 24-year-old in free agency or the draft.
A prosecutor announced on Wednesday night that he wouldn’t be pursuing the charges, but Webb still faces an anxious wait over his future and will ultimately be hoping that his misdemeanour doesn’t impact on his career.