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Florida's Mark Thompson Cited For Marijuana Possession, Will Not Play Saturday

Florida RB Mark Thompson will not travel with the team to play Georgia after receiving a citation for pot possession.

Initially, the Florida Gators football account tweeted that Mark Thompson would be held out of the contest against Georgia "due to some choices and decisions he's made." At the time, it was pretty vague as to what had transpired.

Now, we have some details on the whole story.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, one of those "choices and decisions" allegedly involved Thompson blowing a stop sign with marijuana in his car Thursday morning. He was subsequently pulled over by a university police officer and given a citation for marijuana possession.

Per the Orlando Sentinel:

UFPD spokesperson Maj. Brad Barber said the officer smelled the odor of marijuana in the car and after a search discovered Thompson in possession of fewer than 20 grams of the substance.

Thompson was given a notice to appear for the misdemeanor violation and also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Thompson has 262 yards rushing on 57 carries (4.6 YPC) and two touchdowns on the year. The Gators are eight-point favorites against Georgia this Saturday.