Though J'Marcus Webb reportedly won't face drug charges, he created questions about himself for a new Bears coaching staff when he was arrested in downstate Pulaski County and initially charged with marijuana possession.
The starting left tackle for the last two seasons has been up and down on the field and served as a lightning rod for criticism of the offensive line. Now, he must resolve issues involving possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
Webb, 24, was arrested Sunday night after police pulled him over for speeding on I-57. His 2007 Ford was clocked at 11 miles above the 65 mph speed limit about six hours south of Chicago, according to Paula Pilgram, executive secretary for the Pulaski County sheriff's office. After being pulled over, police found less that 2.5 grams of marijuana, Pilgram said, reading from a police report.
However, Pulaski County State's Attorney Grayson Gile told the Southern Illinoisan that since the arrest, he has dismissed the charges.
Gile said the matter would be settled: "I think it lends itself to a resolution that will be fair and equitable to all parties involved."
While the case had been set for a March 18 hearing, and Webb had posted $500 bond and had been released Monday, Gile said the hearing would not be necessary, according to the Illinoisan. He declined further comment. - See more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-jmarcus-webb-drug-charge-20130227,0,4768976.story#sthash.rz5RpKaB.dpuf
Bears' Webb arrested but won't face drug charges
Chicago Tribune | Feb 28