New York Jets: Cliff Harris

Ex-Jet Harris in trouble again

May, 6, 2013
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There are bad weeks, and there are really bad weeks. Former Jets DB Cliff Harris experienced the latter.

Four days after being arrested in Morristown, N.J., for possession of marijuana, resulting in his immediate release from the team, Harris was arrested again last Friday on a domestic harrassment charge in Oregon, according to KGW-TV in Portland.

Harris, who played for Oregon until he was booted off the team, was seen and heard arguing with his girlfriend in a Buffalo Wild Wings. The argument moved out to the parking lot, where he was seen pushing her, eyewitnesses told police, per the KGW-TV report. That led to the arrest, although his girlfriend didn't press charges and he was released without bail.

Harris was involved in several transgressions at Oregon. He was suspended twice and finally thrown off the team in December, 2011. The most infamous incident occurred in June, 2011, when he was stopped for driving 118 mph with a suspended license. A police officer smelled marijuana and asked if there was any in the car, to which a passenger replied, "We smoked it all."

The Eagles cut Harris last year after he signed as an undrafted free agent. The Jets signed him to a reserve-future contract in January.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Former Jets Defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana Monday in Morristown, N.J., Steve Sarinelli of the Morristown police department told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

It was less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to Sarinelli. They were released without bail.

The Jets had no comment. The players, both of whom signed reserve/future contracts in January, were waived on Tuesday.

A third person, Daniel Godfrey, 21, of Morristown, was in the back seat and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon -- a loaded handgun with a single hollow-point round, according to the police report. He was lodged in the Morris County correctional facility in default of $50,000 bail. Godfrey also was charged with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute. Godfrey has no affiliation with the Jets.

They were arrested at 9:21 p.m., when an officer saw an occupied vehicle filled with smoke, police said. The driver rolled down his window and the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana.

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