FL: FSU Running Back Johnathan Vickers Pleads No Contest To Marijuana Possession

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Florida State running back Johnathan Vickers pleaded no contest last week after police caught him with marijuana shortly after returning from the Independence Bowl, according to Leon County court records.

The Tallahassee Police Department stopped Vickers after 10 p.m. on Dec. 27, not long after the Seminoles got back from their 42-13 bowl win over Southern Miss. Police smelled cannabis during the traffic stop, according to the incident report.

Vickers admitted to having marijuana – measured by police at 5.2 grams – but said it was provided by an unnamed teammate to give to a friend at his home, according to the police report. He also had a scale, which Vickers said was not for selling drugs but to know how much he was buying.

Vickers, 22, entered his plea on Thursday. Adjudication in the case was withheld, and Vickers paid $290 in court fees.

Vickers appeared in 12 games and started twice last season as a redshirt junior. The Quincy native recorded four catches for 50 yards.