Jets cut DB Cliff Harris, LB Claude Davis for drug arrests
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The Jets have cut two players due to drug arrests

5/3/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsWhen the New York Jets officially parted ways with defensive back Cliff Harris and linebacker Claude Davis on Tuesday, the news wasn’t extensively covered, since both were low-key cuts. It’s that time of the offseason when teams typically cut marginal player to make space for proven talent and depth players on their summer roster. Harris and Davis seemed to fit the profile.
 
But multiple reports on Thursday confirmed there was more to the Jets’ decision to cut the players.
 
The duo was arrested at 9:21 p.m. Monday night in Morristown, N.J., after they were spotted them in a smoke-filled car along with another man, according to the Morristown Police Department. As the driver rolled the window down, the enquiring officer smelt “burnt marijuana” and paraphernalia in the back seat of the car. The police officer also discovered a loaded gun during their search of the 2013 Chevy Tahoe SUV. Davis and Harris had been riding in the driver's seat and front passenger's seat of the car, respectively.
 
The former South Florida standout Claude Davis as well as Oregon product Cliff Harris were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. However, Davis and Harris were released from police custody after being served with a summons complaint.
 
The third person riding with them in the car, later identified as Daniel Godfrey was charged with marijuana possession, intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a (loaded) handgun. The 21-year-old Godfrey was detained at the Morris County Correctional Facility and released on a $50,000 bail.
 
Both Cliff Harris and Claude Davis had gone unselected in the 2012 NFL draft. While the 22-year-old Harris spent part of 2012 in the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camps, the 23-year-old Davis remained completely out of football last year. Neither player has played a regular-season game during their NFL career.
 
The Jets signed Harris and Davis to reserve/future contracts in January. But after news of their arrests broke out the pair was promptly cut the very next day.
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