Former NFL player Josh Jarboe arrested on drug charges

An ex-NFL player is in serious trouble after he was arrested on drug charges (©GettyImages)

Former NFL player Joshua Jarboe was arrested earlier this week on drug charges, with the ex-receiver set to face charges relating to marijuana possession.

Jarboe is a former Arkansas State University star that was destined for the NFL but his arrest in Jonesboro on Monday for drug charges just highlights his incredible fall from grace.

According to reports, police say they suspected drugs were being sold in an apartment block on North Caraway Road in Jonesboro and went to investigate.

Making a terrible getaway 

Jarboe answered the door of the apartment but officials reported that they saw the former Arkansas receiver throw marijuana and drug paraphernalia out of the back window of his apartment.

"Jarboe faces a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana, and felony charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver," reported.

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Jarboe's arrest is just the latest in a long line of incidents that have derailed what was supposed to be a promising football career.

Troubled life and career

During his youth, Jarboe's father was a pimp, and during high school the receiver was part of a rap group that performed and got into fights in strip clubs. As his agent and former NFL player Chris Martin explains, “Music imitates life and life imitates music,” said Chris Martin. “It was a spiral he got caught up in. He knew all those guys.”

In fact, a freestyle of Jarboe's back in college resulted in the wideout losing his scholarship.

Washington Redskins gave the wideout a chance in 2013 when they signed him as an undrafted free agent last year, but he was released just a few months later. Stints in Arena football and Canadian football have followed, but it remains to be seen whether or not Jarboe will get another chance after his latest misdemeanor.

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