Former NFL offensive lineman Kevin Sampson was arrested in Oklahoma last week after an employee of a gas station said he was “acting oddly” — but that’s not what got him in trouble.
Sampson was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and suspicion of knowingly concealing stolen property, according to the Oklahoman.
Police, in the Oklahoma report, said an employee of a gas station called police and complained about a man sitting in his car outside the store and acting oddly. When police arrived, they found the suspect, who had taken some sort of medication. While searching the vehicle, police say they found 615.7 grams of marijuana — the equivalent of 1.357 pounds — in 21 clear pastic bags, Police, according to the Oklahoman’s reporting, also found also found s shotgun that they say had been stolen from Missouri.
According to the PriceofWeed — a website that allows userst o anonymously post how much they pair for marijuana — cannabis in Oklahoma can range from $140 to $347 an ounce, depending on quality. Those prices fall in line with numbers reported by Forbes. The 1.357 pounds equals just over 21 ounces.
Sampson played three seasons in the NFL from 2004-2006 with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing 16 games and starting seven. While with the Chiefs in 2005, he suffered a very serious seizure that landed him in the intensive care unit. He collapsed at home, called 9-11, and was taken to a New Jersey Hospital.
The Chiefs released the injury-plagued Sampson before the start of the 2007 season. He suffered from foot and hamstring injuries before back surgery ended his 2006 campaign. He was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers, was cut, and was briefly signed by the Washington Redskins before he released in 2007.
The Oklahoman said Sampson posted bond and was released.