A high school football player reportedly said his coach instructed him to eat marijuana when police pulled them over.
According to Joe Kovac Jr. of The Telegraph, a Monroe County sheriff's deputy pulled over the vehicle after seeing a man texting while driving. The driver, LeRon Furr, is a substitute teacher at Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia.
Here's a photo of Furr after the alleged incident:
Joe Kovac Jr. @joekovacjr
"He felt like he had no choice other than to eat the marijuana." https://t.co/24hheTgdwc2017-1-6 15:23:33
Two of the three passengers, Richard Cummings and Lyndon Johnson, play on Carver's football team. The other rider, Ja'Kobe Ellerbee, plays for Hardaway High School in Columbus.
Per Kovac, Cummings said Furr gave him a bag of marijuana and told him to consume it raw. The 17-year-old said he felt pressured to obey his football coach.
According to the police report, Furr verified that the marijuana was his and he indeed "instructed Cummings to eat it." He was arrested on charges of texting while driving and possessing under an ounce of weed.
The three students were let off with a warning.