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Bills’ Nigel Bradham charged with marijuana possession

Nigel Bradham

Buffalo Bills’ Nigel Bradham (53) runs onto the field for the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham was charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop on Saturday in Tonawanda, New York.

The Tonawanda News reports that Bradham was pulled over at 2:01 a.m. for a window tint violation, and the officer who pulled him over smelled marijuana and asked where the drugs were. According to the police report, Bradham initially denied having any drugs, but when the officer asked again, Bradham opened the glove compartment, pulled out a plastic bag and admitted it contained marijuana.

According to the report, the amount of marijuana was too small to arrest and jail Bradham, so he was only issued tickets, one for possession of a small amount of marijuana and one for a window tint violation.

The Bills released the typical statement that teams usually release when players face off-field issues.

“We are still in the process of gathering the facts surrounding this report and will reserve comment until we have completed that process,” the statement said.

A fourth-round pick out of Florida State last year, Bradham had a promising rookie season, playing in all 16 games and starting the last 11. He has also started both preseason games this year.