Detailing the Josh Huff Arrest
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Josh Huff picked the wrong side of the Walt Whitman Bridge to get pulled over on Tuesday morning and the Eagles wide receiver is now facing an ominous legal situation due to the strict New Jersey state gun laws.
Huff was pulled over while crossing from Philadelphia into South Jersey for speeding when and police found marijuana and a firearm in his possession.
According to the police report furnished to 973espn.com by the Delaware River Port Authority, Huff was issued three tickets, a criminal summons and two warrants stemming from the most serious aspect of the incident, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of six hollow point bullets.
The tickets issued were for DUI, speeding, and an obstructed view due to deeply tinted windows while the summons was for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.
According to the Gloucester City police report, Huff was pulled over at about 11 A.M. for speeding and the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. When questioned about the odor the University of Oregon product turned over the marijuana and also admitted that he had a black Smith and Wesson 9 MM that was loaded in the driver-side door.
An NFL source told 973espn.com that Huff has a permit for the weapon in his native Texas but that means little in New Jersey, which does not have reciprocal agreements with any other state in the country.
Meanwhile, even if Huff was licensed in the Garden State, guns being transported into the state have to be kept either in the trunk of a car or in a locked container.
The Eagles released a brief statement on the incident: "We are aware of the incident today involving Josh Huff. At this point, we are gathering more information."
Precedent points to the Eagles allowing the legal process to play out before any punitive actions are taken toward Huff. Starting linebacker Nigel Bradham has been arrested twice in recent months and Philadelphia has allowed him to continue playing.
Huff, a third-round pick in 2014, has 13 catches for 72 yards this season this season and also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles' 21-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.
His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 15.
.-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen