Louisville basketball player Jaylen Johnson has pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession and agreed to pay a fine of $260.50 in Woodford County.
Court records show that Johnson was pulled over in the county on March 22 for not having a visible license plate. Police officers then found marijuana inside his car and issued him the citation. His fine is due to be paid by April 24.
Johnson averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season as a junior. He declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft last month, but has not signed with an agent and is expected to return to Louisville for his senior season.
Look, it’s no gigantic secret that lots of college kids (and lots of non-college kids) smoke weed. Having said that, if you’re Jaylen Johnson, you know that driving around with weed in your car puts you at risk of winding up in this very situation, where your name is plastered on headlines for a negative reason. It’s just not worth it.
As always, no news is typically good news when it comes to college football and basketball in the spring.