Posted May 14th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Ramonce Taylor scoring against MissouriTexas running back Ramonce Taylor was arrested early this morning when police discovered five pounds of marijuana in his car. Five pounds is a lot more weed than you can claim is for personal use so Taylor could be facing second-degree felony charges. A large fight had broken out at a party near his hometown of Belton, Texas and sometime during/after the fight Taylor had the window to his vehicle broken. Taylor contacted the police to report the vandalism. When talking with police about his broken window, Taylor gave the officers permission to search his car.

While interviewing Taylor at a convenience store, deputies were told by other officers at the fight scene that Taylor had been involved and had threatened to return with a gun. Taylor was placed in handcuffs. Taylor told deputies he didn’t have a gun and gave them permission to search his vehicle. Deputies reported finding the bullet and the backpack with the marijuana.

Taylor’s lawyer, Buck Harris, says the weed wasn’t his and for now I believe him. I can’t imagine Taylor would call the police if he knew he had more than $3,000 worth of marijuana in the back of his car. The fact that his window was broken out also leads me to believe someone could have chunked the weed into his car to hide it as the cops were showing up at the party. If you’ve got a felony’s worth of drugs in your car, you don’t call to report a misdemeanor and than let the cops search you car. You get the heck out of there and worry about the $100 window some other time.

A bit of a conspiracy theory and orange-tinted glasses, but right now it actually seems more likely than the alternative.

As for Ramonce’s Longhorn football career it may be in trouble whether he’s guilty or not. This isn’t Taylor’s first time to make news for the wrong reasons and his return in the fall was already questionable. You can’t just lock yourself in your dorm room for four years, but if you’ve already got two strikes against you than you’ve got to be more careful where you party and who you hang out with. Reports had been leaking that he had gotten his grades in order, so if this incident turns out to be nothing then there’s still a chance he’ll be back. I imagine his status depends as much on what the Texas coaches think of him as a young man as it does on the outcome today’s events.

For Taylor’s sake I hope he gets things figured out. If he makes smart decisions (and stays away from poor decision making friends) he’ll have the chance to get a UT degree and set himself up for an NFL career

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13 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Kenneth R Sword Jr

    Thought Taylor would have learned from his previous mistakes but here he goes again. Kiss goodbye the Pros.

  2. reply to  #2

    Robert

    After reading that Taylor was the one who called the police, methinks that maybe his future Wonderlick score might be lower than Young’s score!

  3. reply to  #3

    Clinton Huff

    I think there is no excuse for a person with such talent and potential to make a decision like that, I’m sure that it was not his backpack. Regardless what an idiot for calling the police in the first place….just leave Ramonce!

  4. reply to  #4

    jane

    anyone who has known him , since junior high, is not suprised by this at all. when will people realize that just because someone is a gifted athlete, that doesn’t excuse their behavior – he doesn’t deserve to continue playing football

  5. reply to  #5

    Brian

    You don’t deserve to play football because you smoke a little pot? That’s a stupid opinion.

  6. reply to  #6

    cj

    Gave permission to search the car??
    Why in the world would he do that if he knew about huge stash of HIS DRUGS in the car?
    It seems pretty obvious that he’s either innocent or the stupidest person I’ve ever heard of. The lawyer just has to prove that his client is a complete moron. Sounds easy enough, but I don’t know Ramonce that well.

  7. reply to  #7

    Michael

    I’ve partied with Taylor on numberous ocassions. And I know for a fact that wasn’t his weed, and was a rediculous charge. Who calls the police for a broken window win they have 5 lbs of mary jane in their car. Police around here need to get real.

  8. reply to  #8

    brian

    does anyone know where ramonce is now? is he still in football somewhere?

  9. reply to  #9

    ARTHUR CHURCHWELL

    IF THE NFL WHACKS PACMAN JONES AND A FEW DOZEN OTHERS, WHY NOT TAKE A CHANCE ON TAYLOR?

    ANSWER: BECAUSE IT WAS FIVE POUNDS OF DOPE!!

    WHAT DID HE EXPECT?!

  10. reply to  #10

    chantel

    no ramonce is not in football now. but hes doing great. ive talked to him on numerous occasions. hes back in temple.

  11. reply to  #11

    dylan

    yes he recently ssigned on with the winnipeg blue bombers of the CFL…canadian football league

  12. reply to  #12

    james

    he is now attending tarleton state university. plays flag football

  13. reply to  #13

    10poolm10

    @brian:
    He is at tarleton and acting straight i play basketball with him almost everyday and he is going to new york next week and could possibly sign with the giants.

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