February 8, 2009

Perp Walk: Jamal Anderson Arrested for Sniffing Cocaine


Someone needs to give former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson the URL for my blog. I told all villagers that nothing good happens after 3:00 am.

Anderson didn't listen. He was arrested early Sunday morning, about 3 a.m., after an off-duty police officer witnessed him sniffing cocaine in the men’s room of a Buckhead bar. Anderson and a young 20-year old white guy were in the same stall inside the men’s room at Peachtree Tavern sniffing two lines of powdered cocaine off the toilet tank.

A tavern patron alerted an off-duty Atlanta police officer to possible illegal drug use inside the restroom.

Police said they found a 1-inch square bag of cocaine and a marijuana cigarette inside Anderson’s pocket. The men were arrested without incident and booked into the Fulton County Jail for felony possession of cocaine. Anderson was also cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

During the 1998 season, Anderson rushed for a franchise-record 1,846 to help power the Falcons to their only Super Bowl appearance. He celebrated his long runs and touchdown scores by doing the “Dirty Bird” dance.

He suffered a knee injury that required surgery and only had two rushes the following season. Overall, he played eight seasons with the Falcons, from 1994 to 2001, before a second knee injury ended his career.

He worked as an NFL analyst for ESPN’s First Take this past season. It goes without saying that he'll lose the ESPN gig. I hope he has a real-estate license or some other skill that he can fall back on now that he has phuqued up his sports-television career. This isn't the first time that Anderson demonstrated loss of self-control at Atlanta night club.

What are your thoughts as you learn of this sad story?

11 comments:

Janet Shan said...

Wayne, this is such a shame and should not have happened. From what I have heard in the news, the Fulton County jail is a mess and he will be in for a rude awakening.

BLKSeaGoat said...

Now why is anyone supposed to care about this?

He had money and fame and still amounted to nothing. Good for him.

Villager said...

Janet - I think that losing that ESPN check will be part of that rude awakening...

Sea Goat - It is an object lesson for all of us. Sometimes we have to see examples of what this type of behavoir leads to in order to avoid it in our lives...

clnmike said...

Off the toilet tank?

Jesus, you are definitely an addict if you sharing a toilet stall and doing blow off the damn tank.

I hope he gets the help he needs.

msladydeborah said...

Wow!
He really needs to get some help ASAP. Hopefully that will be forth coming.
It seems that there is a void that Jamal is trying to fill with cocaine.

By the way Villager, good things do happen at 3 a.m.
They just don't happen on the streets.:-)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

he looks high as a kite

Villager said...

Lady D - You brought a major smile to my face this morning with your comment!

Mike & RawDawg - Yeah, this brother is hittin' rock bottom. I hope he finds himself in the coming weeks and months...

AAW said...

OMG! The only way I knew of Jamal Anderson was on ESPN - commenting not playing. I found out later that he was a football athlete. This is truly sad!

Villager said...

AAW - Your comment makes me wonder how young you are! (smile)...

The Urban Scientist said...

clnmike stole my thoughts -- the toilet tank. It's time to call Narcotics Anonymous.

Villager said...

All - I wonder how Jamal Anderson is doing nowadays?