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J.T. Thomas arrested for possessing some marijuana

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OK, so maybe he's not the best person ever. No one's perfect.

J.T. Thomas was back in Morgantown over the weekend, where he played his college football, to raise money for his foundation to fight epilepsy. He did that, but unfortunately, that wasn't all he accomplished on his trip.

He was also arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

Also, he's guilty of having a really bad hiding spot for his weed. Here's more from the Charleston Gazette:

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said Thomas was spotted driving the wrong way on a one-way street at over the 25 mph speed limit. He said when Thomas reached into the glove box, plastic bags with marijuana fell out.

Sigh.

Obviously, none of this erases the extraordinarily kind things Thomas has done, like taking that young lady to her prom, taking that young man to the Super Bowl, or starting the J.T. Thomas Foundation. You'd have to be pretty shortsighted, or just looking for a reason to hate J.T. Thomas, to believe that one misdemeanor marijuana charge wipes out all the good he's done and makes him a bad guy.

Not that it's OK, either ‒ he's a role model, and riding dirty at 4 a.m. is not good. I guess the lesson here is that J.T. Thomas is not 100 percent sweetness and light, because no one is. Hopefully, this just pushes him to work even harder to do more good with his foundation to erase this from everyone's memory.

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