Former Gator Janoris Jenkins has been given a second chance.
The cornerback transferred to Division II University of North Alabama to play for the Lions next season after he was dismissed from the Florida Gators in April following his arrest on misdemeanor marijuana charges. Here is the story per ESPN.
Jenkins, an all-SEC selection in 2010, signed a scholarship with North Alabama on Wednesday. He will be eligible to play for the Lions this coming season under NCAA transfer rules and will have one season of college eligibility remaining. After injuring his shoulder late last season, Jenkins bypassed entering the NFL draft to return to Florida for his senior season.
This is a good move for Janoris. He has had a few run-ins with the Gainesville police and he needs to be in a new environment.
Hopefully he has learn his lesson and he’ll leave the weed in Gainesville and focus more on football while he’s in Florence, AL.
That’s probably the only thing he can do in Florence.