Jaylen Johnson was cited for marijuana possession.
Louisville basketball player Jaylen Johnson pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Kentucky earlier this week. According to WDRB, Johnson agreed to pay a fine as a result of the citation.
From the report:
Johnson, 20, was pulled over March 22 for not having a visible license plate, according to a citation. The vehicle had a strong odor of marijuana, police said.
An officer searched the vehicle and found a Gatorade bottle with a suspected plastic bag of marijuana inside.
On Monday, Johnson agreed to pay a fine of $260. He has a court hearing on April 24 to determine if he has paid the fine.
Kenny Klein, a Louisville spokesman said the following after hearing the news:
“We just became aware of the matter and have addressed it internally.”
Johnson just capped off his junior season with the Cardinals and announced he would test the NBA Draft waters. He is expected to return to the team for the 2017 season where he will be the team’s top returning rebounder.
During his junior campaign, Johnson racked up 8 points and 5.8 rebounds on 20 minutes played per game. He shot nearly 60 percent from the field.