Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling was charged with possession of marijuana on Friday in Winder, Ga., about 50 miles from Atlanta.
"We are aware of the situation concerning Jason Snelling and are in the process of gathering additional information," the team said in a statement. "Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time."
Snelling also was charged with possession of drug-related materials, expired or no driver's license, failure to maintain lane, failure to maintain insurance, improper use of dealer license plates and no registration.
Winder police stopped Snelling at 3:35 a.m. ET Friday when his car was veering out of its lane. Snelling told officers that he had smoked marijuana earlier at a friend's home. He denied trying to eat marijuana after an officer saw a green leafy substance in Snelling's mouth while searching the vehicle.
"I asked Mr. Snelling if there was any other marijuana in the vehicle, and he told me that there was a grinder in the center console of the vehicle and that it had a little bit of marijuana left in it," the officer wrote in his report. "I searched the vehicle and located a metal grinder where Mr. Snelling had said it was."
The Barrow County News reported that Snelling was booked into jail and released on bond.
A seventh-round draft pick by the Falcons in 2007, Snelling has 132 yards rushing and 159 yards receiving in nine games this season.
The Falcons play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.