by Jason Butt
April 19, 02014
Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy was reportedly caught with marijuana and bath salts a month ago by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, according to a report from The Gainesville Sun.
But one thing stands out about this: Purifoy was never arrested.
According to the report, Purifoy agreed to become an informant for police after he was busted for drugs but never upheld his end of the bargain. Thus, a warrant was issued for Purifoy's arrest by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. However, the warrant was quashed, which has resulted in the Sheriff's Office asking the Gainesville Police Department conducting to conduct an independent investigation on the matter.
Though public opinion has softened on marijuana over the years, being in possession of bath salts will, and should, be considered a major red flag for teams that are interested in him. This is also, at least until the internal investigation is complete, a bad look for local police in Gainesville, Fla.
Purifoy is projected to be a a mid-round selection next month. An incident like this could potentially drop him down NFL draft boards.
With the Gators in 2013, Purifoy, a starting cornerback, recorded two sacks and two interceptions.
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