Sunday, October 12, 2003
Falcons' cornerback arrested
ATLANTA -- Falcons cornerback Juran Bolden was arrested and
charged with marijuana possession and driving a stolen car.
Bolden is on the physically unable to perform list. He had
reconstructive knee surgery in Atlanta's 20-6 playoff loss at
Philadelphia in January.
The sport utility vehicle Bolden was driving Saturday night had
been stolen and the license plate didn't match the vehicle, police
said. The player had less than an ounce of marijuana, Atlanta
police Sgt. John Quigley.
"We're still trying to gather as much information as we can,"
team spokesman Aaron Salkin said. "Until then, we don't have
Bolden, a five-year NFL player, is eligible to be activated
after the Falcons play the St. Louis Rams on Monday night. The
29-year-old cornerback returned to the league last year after
spending two seasons in the Canadian Football League.
Bolden finished with 41 tackles and tied for the team lead with
four interceptions in 2002.