|Patriots running back Kevin Faulk allegedly found with pot|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 26 February 2008 19:10|
Capt. John Babin of the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force confirmed the summons on Tuesday.
Faulk, a Louisiana native and former LSU star, was on his way to a suite in the Lafayette Cajundome to watch a performance by rapper Lil Wayne, when a routine search by a sheriff's deputy turned up four marijuana cigarettes, Babin said.
Everyone heading to the suites was searched, Babin said.
Faulk was not arrested or required to post bond.
``He was cited for simple possession, which is a misdemeanor,'' Babin said. ``It's based on an amount possessed for personal use.''
Faulk will be sent a letter notifying him of the court date when it is set.
``There was no trouble, Kevin was very cooperative,'' Babin said.
``We are aware of the report, but I don't have any additional comment at this time,'' Patriots spokesman Stacey James said.
Faulk, a captain last season for the first time in his nine years with the Patriots, had 47 catches for 383 yards and one touchdown, the winner in a come-from-behind 24-20 victory over Indianapolis on Nov. 4. He's the team's all-time leader in receptions by a running back with 323.
Faulk also had 62 rushes for 265 yards in the Patriots 18-1 season, which ended with a 17-14 loss in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
He made big plays in two of the Patriots' Super Bowl wins. His 2-point conversion reception gave the Patriots a 29-22 lead in their 32-29 Super Bowl win over Carolina in the 2003 season. The next year, he made a 12-yard catch to Philadelphia's 2-yard line that set up the Patriots' third touchdown in a 24-21 Super Bowl win.
The 5-foot-8 Faulk ended his college career as the leading rusher in LSU history with 4,557 yards.
On Feb. 5, one of Faulk's teammates, defensive back Willie Andrews, pleaded not guilty to a marijuana possession charge in Lawrence, Mass., after police said they found him with a half-pound of marijuana. Andrews, who just completed his second year with the team, is free on his own recognizance. A pretrial conference in his case is set for March 18.