According to reports, Cleveland Browns defensive tackle T.Y. McGill was charged with marijuana possession last weekend. He received a misdemeanor charge from North Carolina law enforcement. His court date is scheduled for Oct. 24.
As the Charlotte Observer first reported, an Alcohol Law Enforcement agent spotted McGill in a hotel valet area with what he described as “a small amount” of marijuana. Though McGill initially denied it was cannabis, he soon became cooperative.
McGill was just claimed by the Browns last Sunday after he was dropped Saturday by the Indianapolis Colts, the team where he spent his first two years in the NFL. McGill attended NC State and was in Charlotte for the team’s kickoff game against South Carolina. NC State lost the game 35-28.
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Now McGill is subject to further punishment and scrutiny from the NFL itself, which has been strict in reprimanding players’ marijuana usage.
“We are aware of the citation and have spoken to TY directly. Those conversations will remain internal,” a Cleveland spokesman wrote in an email to the Observer.