The minimal chance quarterback Jordan Jefferson had of making it back to the NFL went up in flames on Thursday morning when the former LSU starter was arrested for simple possession of marijuana, via Baton Rouge Today.
Jefferson has been playing on the practice squad of the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) after being waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May.
This isn't a singular incident for the 22-year-old. He was also arrested in August 2011 for second degree battery after being involved in a fight that left four injured (one seriously), per the Times-Picayune. He was suspended indefinitely at the time by LSU head coach Les Miles before returning in Week 5 against Kentucky.
I'm all for giving someone a second chance, but when he continues to get into trouble that's when you have to start wondering where his head is. Getting suspended by LSU obviously wasn't enough for Jefferson, and neither was getting cut by the Buccaneers and ending up in the CFL.
If that's not enough, what will it take for Jefferson to get it together?
All I know is, if I were an NFL team, I wouldn't even think about giving Jefferson another chance. He already had an outside chance of making it back based on his skill set; add in character concerns and it's hard to justify bringing him aboard.
It's always sad to hear about things like this because they are cases of individuals single-handedly derailing their dreams and failing to understand the severity of what they are doing with their lives.
If Jefferson doesn't make it back to the NFL, perhaps this will be the final straw that forces him to begin a positive metamorphosis.