Ex-Brave Jordan Schafer arrested on felony marijuana charge (UPDATED)

Jordan Schafer has bigger problems now than raising his batting average. (AP photo)

Former Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer has bigger problems now than trying to raise his batting average. (AP photo)

(UPDATED: 1 p.m.)

The Braves traded Jordan Schafer to Houston despite believing he could still be a valuable part of their future because they were able to land a proven veteran, Michael Bourn, in return. But Schafer’s future just got a little more cloudy.

The Astros’ center fielder and former Braves’ top prospect was arrested early Tuesday in Tampa on a felony marijuana possession charge.

Schafer's arrest mugshot from Tampa police.

Schafer's booking mugshot in Tampa.

The St. Petersburg Times first reported Schafer was arrested at 1:59 a.m. at the address for The Cheesecake Factory restaurant. He was released from jail at 5:15 a.m. on $2,000 cash bond.

Schafer was found in possession of 25.9 grams of marijuana. In the state of Florida, more than 20 grams is considered a third-degree felony. According to the police report, officers conducted a traffic stop after smelling what seemed to be marijuana coming out of Schafer’s car, and upon pulling him over found him with a joint in his hand.

An email to a Times reporter from the Tampa Police Dept. indicated officers also found “three small Marijuana peanut butter cups which contained 247.8 milligrams of Marijuana, according to its packaging.”

Let me just say this about Schafer: I’ve always liked him personally, and he was well-liked in the Braves’ clubhouse this season. Veterans, most notably Chipper Jones, believed he had turned the corner in his life and career after originally seeming too cocky when he first came up from the minors a few years ago.

Schafer was suspended for 50 games in 2008 for being found in violation of major league baseball’s drug policy. But the circumstances of that suspension always were cloudy — he never was tested — and Schafer disputed that he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Schafer, who maintains a home in Haines City, Fla. (south of Orlando), also battled a lot of injury problems with the Braves. He hit .240 with 15 stolen bases in 52 games before being traded to Houston, where he hit .245 with seven stolen bases in 30 games.

He now has another obstacle to overcome.

By Jeff Schultz

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244 comments Add your comment

Paul

October 4th, 2011
10:47 am

Bad turn for Mr. Schafer. Good timing for the Braves. His twitter feed just a few days ago was about being a dd for a bunch of drunks….He may not have been completely sober either.

Paul

October 4th, 2011
10:50 am

Oct. 2, “Did my good deed for the day….drving these drunk a**es home from the game n damn does this guy have stories….gotta love life”

Ross

October 4th, 2011
10:50 am

It is Florida. Farting on an elevator is a felony.

hot sauce

October 4th, 2011
10:50 am

francona to replace fredi?

richard whiskey

October 4th, 2011
10:55 am

talked to the guy a few minutes last summer in rome when he was doing a rehab assignment with the rome braves,seemed like a nice kid but not to terribly bright

Loyal Fan

October 4th, 2011
10:55 am

I’ve got news for you. Fredi isn’t going anywhere. All this talk about the fans wanting him gone because he is not Bobby Cox is exactly that: talk. I am disappointed about how things ended this year too, but we have a bright future of young stars to look forward to.

Loyal Fan

October 4th, 2011
10:55 am

I’ve got news for you. Fredi isn’t going anywhere. All this talk about the fans wanting him gone because he is not Bobby Cox is exactly that: talk. I am disappointed about how things ended this year too, but we have a bright future of young stars to look forward to.

Dadgummit

October 4th, 2011
10:55 am

Felony for pot? Wow. Must have been distributing.

Draggin' Fly

October 4th, 2011
10:57 am

“I passed along my frustrations at my inability to effectively reach the players” Francona said.

Sorry, that doesn’t sound like an upgrade to me.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 4th, 2011
10:58 am

Legalize weed already.

richard whiskey

October 4th, 2011
10:58 am

distributing or over an ounce is a felony in all states

Ads

October 4th, 2011
10:59 am

Who gets arrested and released 90 minutes later? A pro athlete that’s who. What a crock. And for a felony too.

Remarkable

October 4th, 2011
10:59 am

No He was probably not distributing, He must have had a lot of it or bought a lot of it from some cop.

Ads

October 4th, 2011
11:01 am

Btw he looks like a sf giant with that orange prison shirt. lol
He’d probably never have been arrested if it happened out there.

Larry A

October 4th, 2011
11:01 am

A quick google search shows felony simply refers to quantity – greater than 20 grams according to google.

Matt

October 4th, 2011
11:01 am

more than 20 grams is a felony in Florida (possession) or less than 25 lbs if selling.

Feeanch

October 4th, 2011
11:02 am

I follow him on twitter as well and thought nothing good could come of a tweet about his ‘boys’ and drivin their drunk asses home. Dude’s gonna have to grow up one day. Felony: not good to have next to your name in anything.

wuky

October 4th, 2011
11:03 am

If I were a professional athlete on the cusp of being a star (and earning millions), THC would have no part of my life or my closest associates. I-D-I-O-T.

The Bottom Line

October 4th, 2011
11:03 am

Time to offer Bourn that contract extension.

sit back and wait on the home run...that's how you manage

October 4th, 2011
11:05 am

Loyal Fan/Fredi Gonzalez family member,

Thanks for your input.

Bear

October 4th, 2011
11:06 am

Always thought he looked like a stooner. who cares about some weed at least it wasnt crack.

Sonny Clusters

October 4th, 2011
11:09 am

We hate to see that happen to the young man and somebody is going to say he made a mistake . . . but when he makes a conscious decision to do something wrong it is not a mistake. It’s a choice and this was a bad one. When we was playing ball we was once considered “too cocky” as well but Coach was smart enough to know that somebody had to have a little fire on the team and we couldn’t play championship baseball if we was always hugging in the dugout and fanny patting like a team we know did this season. “Too cocky” for Chipper may mean running all out to first base. We don’t know for sure but one thing we do know is some changes need to be made on the Braves before next season or there will be more of the same and that was an epic collapse we watched.

Herschel Talker

October 4th, 2011
11:10 am

Schultzie:

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ!!! WHAT THE HECK IS TAKING SO LONG TO DO THIS OBVIOUS NECESSARY STEP?!?!?!?

HT

Not Disappointed

October 4th, 2011
11:15 am

KnightInATL

October 4th, 2011
11:15 am

The police report said he was in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. And had a marijuana joint in his left hand when he was pulled over.

Skeezix

October 4th, 2011
11:22 am

What an idiot. Promising future– but he lacks the maturity to take advantage of, and further develop, his talents. Glad he is no longer a Brave; the Braves were embarrassed enough by their Sept. collapse.

bravosfan11

October 4th, 2011
11:27 am

richard whiskey:

guess you’re not TOO bright either

a shame

October 4th, 2011
11:30 am

crackbaby

October 4th, 2011
11:37 am

St. Pete Times wrote: [i]According to Tampa police, Schafer had an expired Mississippi license tag on his black 2008 Range Rover when he was stopped on Columbus Avenue…. The report said Schafer had a marijuana joint in his left hand, and a search of the vehicle found a “clear plastic container containing a green leafy substance” which tested positive as marijuana.

The report said he was in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. In Florida, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana makes the crime a third-degree felony instead of a misdemeanor.[/i]

Don’t know what a third degree felony is. Dude must be dumb as a box of rocks. Expired tag and holding a blunt when stopped.

Joycee Banicheck

October 4th, 2011
11:38 am

my choice is what I choose to do
and if I’m causing no harm
it shouldn’t bother you
your choice is who you choose to be
and if your causin’ no harm
then you’re alright with me

if you don’t like my fire
then don’t come around
cause I’m gonna burn one down

1eyedJack

October 4th, 2011
11:39 am

“The St. Petersburg Times reported Schafer was arrested at 1:59 a.m. at the address for The Cheesecake Factory restaurant.”

Well, that figures. ;)

JoeFan

October 4th, 2011
11:41 am

Not sure going forward I would want this group of coaches handling a very promising pitching staff. There is something very wrong when a manager can’t get on most nights a minimum of 6 to 7 innings out of his starting pitching. There is no reason to over work a bullpen like the Braves’ relievers were used.

Patrick Romano

October 4th, 2011
11:41 am

Give the guy a break he’s a kid and kid’s make mistakes. So do some adults, let he who is witout sin cast the first stone, …don’t see any stones coming from this crowd.

Freddy Gone-Zah-les

October 4th, 2011
11:42 am

Far too many mary jane experts on this blog. Stop saying I need to be fired fellas. I kinda like making $3 million a year sitting in a dugout and waiting on homeruns. Your pal – Freddi

Bear

October 4th, 2011
11:42 am

Fredi Gonzalez does not need to be fired. He tried all kinds of ways to get the team jump started. Bottom line the playes did not perform at the end of the season.

PMC

October 4th, 2011
11:44 am

The word Felony should never be next to the word Marijuana unless there are weapons and violence also included.

That marijuana is still illegal is ridiculous.

Once a Druggie......

October 4th, 2011
11:46 am

Once a Druggie, always a Druggie…..Jordan is worthless!!!!!
Fredi needs to be fired.
Lowe needs to be released.
Heyward needs to be sent back to Single A Ball – he did not show or prove worthy of being on a major league team this year.

Ken Stallings

October 4th, 2011
11:48 am

Folks! Smoking weed while driving is worse than drinking a beer while driving. It is DWI, and that alone would make it a felony. It wasn’t merely stupid. It was also dangerous, for himself, but also for other totally innocent people. This is where his lack of basic maturity is revealed.

I’m glad he was traded.

Shug

October 4th, 2011
11:49 am

Creepy fiend. Glad he’s gone.

Bear

October 4th, 2011
11:52 am

ken, drinking and driving is way worse than smoking and driving. A pot head is going to go slower while a drunk will swerve, crash and kill people.

L. E. Itness

October 4th, 2011
11:52 am

“Give the guy a break he’s a kid and kid’s make mistakes.”

He’s 25 years old, that’s well into adulthood even in our youth-absorbed culture.

Danny O

October 4th, 2011
11:53 am

25 grams is nearly an ounce. One would expect that punishment for that much reefer would be significantly more harsh than for a single joint.

extremus

October 4th, 2011
11:55 am

I hate to hear that about Schafer; by all accounts it appeared he had turned a corner with regard to maturity and was beginning to establish himself as a Major League baseball player. I can say from my own experience that we’re never tempted with things we’re strong against; it’s always our weaknesses and vulnerabilities that get exploited, time and again. If you’ve never sinned or had to repeat a hard lesson then you most likely aren’t human; my hope and prayer for Jordan Schafer (as with all folks who make tragically wrong choices in their lives) is that God will grant him the grace and strength to overcome this monster in his life. A man’s soul comes before baseball or anything else.

Astro Joe

October 4th, 2011
11:57 am

Wow, debating the levels of impariment while driving. Here’s an idea, how about driving stone, cold sober?

Jackets/Packers

October 4th, 2011
11:58 am

Is there anyone HT doesn’t want fired immediately?

Cheech

October 4th, 2011
11:59 am

Those that think pot is different then alcohol while driving must have never tried to drive while high. Or you are looking for any excuse to get it legalize before your life expires. We do not need more stoned idiots driving on the ATL roads thank you very much.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 4th, 2011
12:02 pm

Schafer had every opportunity with the Braves and failed miserably. Bourn trade was an awesome one by Wren.

And “Crackbaby” is apparently a better reporter than you Schultze…at least he appears more skilled in doing a web search to get more info

LET’S GO BRAVES!

KBB

October 4th, 2011
12:02 pm

Haven’t seen the word “thug” thrown at Jordan yet. I wonder why?

Matt

October 4th, 2011
12:03 pm

They won’t legalize it because their is no way to tax it.

Once a Druggie......

October 4th, 2011
12:04 pm

Hope he gets locked up for 5 – 10 years when he is convicted! What a freaking waste!

All I'm Saying Is....

October 4th, 2011
12:04 pm

KBB: That’s funny!

Driving a Range Rover at 2 a.m. and smoking/possessing weed…sure sounds like ‘thug’ behavior to me. Jordan Schafer: you are officially called a thug.

LET’S GO BRAVES!

Once a Druggie......

October 4th, 2011
12:05 pm

punk thug – prima donna baseball player.

Ross

October 4th, 2011
12:05 pm

How dumb do you have to be to cruise around Florida smoking a dubie in a car with expired out-of-state tags?

Pete The Petrel

October 4th, 2011
12:05 pm

Wow…Where was the Cheesecake factory when I had the munchies at that age. Big step up from the 7-11! Hope he grows up before it is too late. He has a chance to be a good player if he wakes up and smells the rosin.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 4th, 2011
12:07 pm

And, oh my gosh, I forgot to mention he also had an expired out-of-state license plate too!! The only thing else Schafer could have done to be more thuggish was to have been in possession of a firearm!! LOL! Schafer is a poster boy for thuggery!

LET’S GO BRAVES!

Hollywould

October 4th, 2011
12:11 pm

So what!! I have to burn one before I drive in Atlanta with all u idiots on the road.

ht

October 4th, 2011
12:16 pm

Horrible decision to drive around smoking one AND having close to an ounce with him. Polk co is known to produce athletes not Rhodes scholars.
Btw, I recall an si article stating mlb trainers reported that majority of players, maybe 2/3?, smoked pot. Anyone remember the specifics?

Frank Wren

October 4th, 2011
12:16 pm

Why are Atlanta columnist still on his guys d…?? He is no longer a Brave who cares

Reid in EAV

October 4th, 2011
12:18 pm

Weed is not a performance-enhancing drug. It isn’t even a career-enhancing drug.

AnotherJeff

October 4th, 2011
12:18 pm

KBB — the word “thug” appeared about 30 minutes before your posting. But if it makes you feel better, I’ll agree that the world is out to get you.
Long term contact for #24 please!

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

October 4th, 2011
12:21 pm

It’s the bogus war on drugs rearing it’s ugly…..Rear end.

It’s not a drug, it’s an herb. If it is a drug, then why did God let it grow on this planet?

Tommy

October 4th, 2011
12:21 pm

This helps explain why he’s so skinny. . . . .

Ted M

October 4th, 2011
12:24 pm

The 25.9 grams that the police report claims were in the bag exceed the 20-gram cutoff for felony charges rather than misdemeanor. Schafer also, according to the report, had three marijuana peanut butter cups in the car and claimed ownership of all the drugs.

Raul

October 4th, 2011
12:25 pm

Hey (extremus)great post. You’re so right. God Bless..

Raul

meh

October 4th, 2011
12:34 pm

Schafer is not a thug. he’s just an idiot.

Matt

October 4th, 2011
12:35 pm

“Haven’t seen the word “thug” thrown at Jordan yet. I wonder why?”

“Thugs” used to be used when describing cowboys and gangsters many years ago. In more recent times Tupac used the term to describe himself and now every rapper brags about being a thug like it’s a good thing it’s easy to see why a young black mail who dresses like them, emulates them, grew up like them, etc. would be labeled and called a “thug”. If Jerry Rice, Chris Carter, Warren Moon, or Michael Jordan were arrested today for the same crime nobody would label them as a “thug”.

Simply smoking pot doesn’t make you a thug. Get off your racial high horse.

Kimbrel rocks

October 4th, 2011
12:35 pm

who cares about marijuana felony or not

iTiSi

October 4th, 2011
12:38 pm

Should have swapped JS to the DAWGS for Washington. Would fit right in there. DLo needs a “designated driver” so maybe would work out for both teams. Isn’t that what Washington was doing, being a DD for the other 3 in the car, including a young lady. If MR had a pair he would have suspended him for the season!

retired

October 4th, 2011
12:38 pm

pot should be legal, Once a Druggie should count his (or her) prescriptions and listen to Rush and crack another sixpack. Good luck Jordan seems you need it.

DawgNole

October 4th, 2011
12:39 pm

Good response to KBB, AnotherJeff. Obviously, his obsession with use of the word “thug” clouded his ability to read the earlier post–and prompted him to make his inane, irrelevant, and inaccurate contention that the term had not been previously used to characterize Schafer.

oldfart

October 4th, 2011
12:43 pm

It is a crime that possession of approximately an ounce of a particular plant is a felony. That being said, he deserves some punishment for being stupid. Disagree with the law all you want if you know it is there don’t be rollin’ and smokin’ in front of the Man. In a vehicle with an expired tag to boot? Here’s your sign.

Gumby

October 4th, 2011
12:44 pm

“Felony marijuana”. Oh my GOD run for the hills before he goes crazy like in Reefer Madness.
Go ahead, lock him up with Willie Nelson and waste more taxpayer money on the wrong people.

reebok

October 4th, 2011
12:45 pm

grow up, jordan.

Confused...

October 4th, 2011
12:46 pm

Big ten champs – ummm, cocoa leaves grow on this planet also, does that make coke not a drug? And so do mushrooms, are they not a drug? Just because something grows naturally doesn’t make it not a drug…

Wigger Hunter

October 4th, 2011
12:48 pm

He’s just a little wigger

Poke-a-robe-a

October 4th, 2011
12:48 pm

Marijuana peanut butter cups? How do you?….er, um….where do you?…interesting idea!

Hollywould

October 4th, 2011
12:48 pm

Yall look out. I am headin down 85 now and burning away. Hope I don’t get lost on 285.

blue

October 4th, 2011
12:48 pm

Najeh; even if they legalize it, if you don’t see the issue with driving a car while stoned, then you’ve got issues.

dean

October 4th, 2011
12:50 pm

Jordan must have gotten he plays for MLB, not the NBA.

dean

October 4th, 2011
12:50 pm

and I left “for” off of “forgotten”. See what that stuff does to you!?

[...] Atlanta Journal-Constitution article [...]

TechRon

October 4th, 2011
12:54 pm

Let’s get Schaffer back here next year! He is the only one on our team this year who has an excuse for sleepwalking through the games.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 4th, 2011
12:56 pm

DawgNole and AnotherJeff: You can both dance around KBB’s point if you want but the bottom line is thug would have been used a thousand more times along with a whole lot more words long before now for someone behaving like Jordan if they were any other race except Caucasian. Currently, the leader in the clubhouse is ‘idiot’ which is all anyone needs to say when someone no matter what their race behaves like one.

By the way, why so apologetic for this idiot, Schultze? Why don’t you pile on like you typically do? This is just the latest in stupidity and bad decision making for Schafer isn’t it? But instead you practically say that his 50 game suspension was not credible, that he was traded after he had turned the corner, and that he is just so likeable — as if that has anything to do with on the field performance which he never displayed. Plus as I recall, after winning the CF job, Schafer was so dumb he got hurt and didn’t tell anybody which no doubt only made his injury worse putting him on the shelf for an even longer period of time.

I’m never surprised how ‘understanding’ some journalists can be when an athlete they ‘like’ is a bleeping idiot.

LET’S GO BRAVES!

Matt

October 4th, 2011
12:57 pm

IF they legalize it, which they won’t because their is no way to tax it, then the same rules would apply when driving under the influence of alcohol.

TechRon

October 4th, 2011
1:00 pm

To be serious about this: The guy can’t hit and is not a bad CF. “Felony” posession of marijuana does not bother me one bit. He had less than an ounce. Sure, he was/is stupid. So is this marijuana law. Can you believe that a charge like this 30 years ago could have netted someone 20 years in prison? What insanity.

Brian Asselstine

October 4th, 2011
1:00 pm

Cant believe we traded this guy for a 300 hitte than steal bases. WOW maybe we can swap them back. Sorry Houston, you now have our problem.

Joycee Banicheck

October 4th, 2011
1:01 pm

Right, because taxing alcohol and tobacco never worked either. This actually has potential to be Jeffy’s best blog ever…

Fredi Must Go

October 4th, 2011
1:03 pm

I really hate to hear that about Jordan. We gave him a chance, and now hes messed up again. I really hated it when he was traded. Sounds like we didn’t have the whole storay; imagine that.
While I am here, I must agree with Hershel on firing the fred man. I agree, but its not going to happen. I think the upper management looks with the one eye they have on the backside.

VaBravesfan

October 4th, 2011
1:04 pm

If he is convicted, will he get suspended again? Or is weed not on the list?

Tee off

October 4th, 2011
1:06 pm

Schafer had over 20 grams of weed on him which constitutes a 3rd degree felony in Florida. No wonder he couldn’t hit. He was apparantly stoned the entire time. Great job by the Braves to get rid of him. He’ll be out of the league by next year. What a bust and I don’t feel bad for him. Cocky player, used roids, smoked weed, took everything for granted and now he’s about to have nothing. Sucks for him.

TechRon

October 4th, 2011
1:07 pm

Matt — There is indeed a way to tax it. Of course, people could grow their own and that would not be taxed. People can make their own beer and wine now, too. Of course, they don’t do that too often because it is too much trouble. They just go buy it in the stores. If pot were legalized, it could be manufactured and sold in liquor stores with ID’s checked just like alcohol. Consumers could be assured of quality. The real “thugs” who traffic the stuff now would be out of business. Those are the scum who are murdering people who get in the way of their “business.” Legalization would end that. Politicians are not acting on this because they are afraid of being branded as soft on drugs. I am a hard conservative, but I think this is definitely the way to go.

RAMBLE ON!!!

October 4th, 2011
1:07 pm

“Let me just say this about Schafer: I’ve always liked him personally, and he was well-liked in the Braves’ clubhouse this season. Veterans, most notably Chipper Jones, believed he had turned the corner in his life and career after originally seeming too cocky when he first came up from the minors a few years ago.”

That’s a really nice thing to say Jeff.

Quite the opposite of what you said about Rush Limbaugh and his battle to over come PRESCRIPTION pain relievers.

I believe you call him “Drug addict”.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 4th, 2011
1:08 pm

“Najeh; even if they legalize it, if you don’t see the issue with driving a car while stoned, then you’ve got issues.”

The point is if weed were legal he wouldn’t have been arrested for felony marijuana possession. Give him a DUI and move on.

On an unrelated note, I drive a lot slower and more safely after I smoke, although I can’t guarantee that it has the same effect on everyone else.

Mitchell

October 4th, 2011
1:09 pm

Maybe it’s all part of the disappointment he must be feeling having to sit at home in October while the team he was traded from in July is battling in the playoffs… oh, wait.

Ezekiel

October 4th, 2011
1:10 pm

If he was in California the cops would have driven him home and tucked him into bed.

TechRon

October 4th, 2011
1:12 pm

I should have mentioned that if pot were sold in stores, taxes collected would be huge. People under the influence of pot are far less dangerous than alcohol drunks. Part of the tax money could go to the “Fire Fredi Gonzalez” fund.

Joycee Banicheck

October 4th, 2011
1:13 pm

If he was in Colorado we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. Rocky Mountain high…

bird

October 4th, 2011
1:14 pm

In Fla, anything over 7 grams is a felony.

Mitchell

October 4th, 2011
1:16 pm

You druggies.

I shoulda known you all were a bunch of drug smokers.

Damn hippies.

bird

October 4th, 2011
1:17 pm

@Ross, don’t forget with the windows down.

Weather Channel Expert

October 4th, 2011
1:18 pm

Schaefer had the munchies and went for the Oreo Cheesecake.

oldfart

October 4th, 2011
1:21 pm

@Confused… – You definitely are. Cocoa leaves have nothing to do with cocaine. Death by chocolate perhaps? Even if we examine the coca leaf your simile fails as you can’t chew enough of them to even approach the effects of the alkaloid derived from them. Perhaps we should make poppies and poppy seed rolls illegal as well?

Driving under the influence of any intoxicant should stay illegal. What I’m opposed to is a country that was founded on the premise of personal freedom regulating what its citizens do in their own home. We should all have the rights to smoke or kill brain cells in any manner we see fit until and only until expressing that right infringes on someone else’s right. At that point and only at that point do you need a law and a conviction that requires other people to pay for your incarceration. Driving while intoxicated in any fashion is a point where your rights are infringing upon others.

Mary J

October 4th, 2011
1:25 pm

What a loser ! He probably uses coke,meth,and crack too !

Jordan Schafer lover

October 4th, 2011
1:25 pm

Everyone listen up please:
Derke Lowe sucks and needs to be traded. Gonzalez is a damm good manager and isn’t going anywhere. He’s just like Bobby that he treats players right, and gives the team chances to win. At the end of the wire the players couldn’t produce.
Jordan Schafer is one of the most skilled center fielders you will ever see. Speed, size, quickness, ability to judge a ball, needs to hit a little better. He is on the high rise.
As far as the marijuana he is an idiot. Doesn’t need to be driving around with nearly and ounce. He needs to smoke it in his house and relax. We all know athletes, and nearly 53% of the unites states does it. So everyone shut up about him. Good kid, needs to mature a little bit, and no one should say anything about marijuana cause it’s going to be legal one today. It’s great. And driving high is way better than driving drunk. High you dont want to go 80 you want to relax and get from point a to point b.

DawgNole

October 4th, 2011
1:33 pm

Can’t speak for “AnotherJeff,” but I’m not dancing around KBB’s point in any way, “All I’m Saying Is . . . .” Of greater concern at this point should be your racist assumption that “thug would have been used a thousand more times along with a whole lot more words long before now for someone behaving like Jordan if they were any other race except Caucasian.”

That blanket indictment by you reveals quite a bit about you–none of it favorable.

@Matt

October 4th, 2011
1:34 pm

Why do you keep saying that legalized pot can’t be taxed? It would be taxed at the point of sale at the pot store.

Art Vandelay

October 4th, 2011
1:35 pm

“Who gets arrested and released 90 minutes later? A pro athlete that’s who. What a crock. And for a felony too”

Umm you FAIL at math.

Arrested at 1:59AM
Released at 5:15AM
That = 3hrs 16minutes, or 196 minutes. Not so much 90 minutes.

grandpapeckinpah

October 4th, 2011
1:36 pm

I don’t see how it was a felony. 25.9 grams isn’t an ounce. I guess the pot laced reeses cups put it over the edge.

Bob Marley

October 4th, 2011
1:37 pm

Come on Mon!

Danny b

October 4th, 2011
1:39 pm

Why is weed even illegal. We had a US President that purposely lied to the country to start a war killing thousands and yet he didn’t spend 1 day in jail.

Fire Frank Wren

October 4th, 2011
1:40 pm

Shocker. Hey, Dude, a little advice… when you get pulled over by the cops, put down the joint.

JSS

October 4th, 2011
1:42 pm

Ha ha, can’t wait for the posters who come on here talking about the NBA and NFL players morality try to spin this one!!!

@ Jeff Schultz… Check you FB, Petite LeMans photos are in… Go Dream, ATL S-T-A-N-D UP! Rise up is passe!

Brett

October 4th, 2011
1:42 pm

What do you expect when you give a child a bunch of money and fame. Of course miss thing gonna smoke some reefer! At least he didn’t wind up passed out in a hottub with a dead man next to him.

KBB

October 4th, 2011
1:43 pm

So one previous person out of 45 used the word thug? If this was Jason Heyward the word thug would have been used so much his name would be Thuglas McThugenstein. All i am doing is pointing out the inconsistency on these “boards”.

Dumbo

October 4th, 2011
1:53 pm

Dang, this might be the 1st trade for Wren that actually works out in Braves favor……maybe next time the idiot Jordan will have the windows up and AC when smoking a Dobie next to cop…..what a DA!!!!

swhite

October 4th, 2011
1:53 pm

I haven’t read all the comments, but the debate about whether a stoned person is a “better” driver than a drunk person is settle simply by looking at Schafer when he was stopped. A drunk would at least try to hide the open container. Schafer was observed with the marijuana in his left hand. I think the term “impaired judgement” might apply here. I feel sorry for the guy, and I hope he gets some help from someone…and listens!

Hedley Lamarr

October 4th, 2011
1:54 pm

What an idiot!

Obviously Chipper....

October 4th, 2011
1:55 pm

Obviously Chipper is NO JUDGE of character…….he needs to retire and go to his farm and chew…….

KBB

October 4th, 2011
1:58 pm

Plus look at the tone of this blog. Its very tame and fair minded. Its ONE young man making a stupid decision and getting lightly toasted for it. It doesn’t indict his culture or bring in other Red Herrings or larger society woes. Its all placed on Jordan Schafers shoulders because he ultimately is responsible for his own bad choices.

Contrast that with this blog:

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2009/12/11/babineauxs-arrest-gives-falcons-problems-beyond-injuries/?cp=3

It was World War 3. He was called a thug, oj and Obamas name was invoked several times, hip hop, all of the old standbys were used. The whole arsenal.

some quotes:

SUSPEND THE THUG CRIMINAL “RIGHT NOW” TEAM CHARACTER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WINNING…

JUST ANOTHER “BRATHA” DOING HIS “THANG”- IDIOTS

Wow what a thug. Then again, anyone surprised? Whenever there is an arrest, they are black 99% of the time. And they are letting him play? Unreal. Can’t wait to hear his excuse and then to plead not guilty.

Don’t they ever drug test these thugs during the season? Release this low life! The team has had enough of these fools already!

pb

October 4th, 2011
2:00 pm

The guy might be an idiot, like some of you say, for smoking pot in a car in the open, but so what? Give him a break- he is still a kid. That much pot does not make you a dealer, even if it is a felony. I wonder how many people on this blog today have smoked pot at some point in their lives?

Van Gorder's Mom

October 4th, 2011
2:02 pm

The little guy schafer the runt was caught smoking a blunt on the streets of Tampa. I glad we let him go because his mind must be working a little too slow and his career is gonna get tossed like a used up pamper !

@Danny B

October 4th, 2011
2:03 pm

We also had Presidents who grew it! The Declaration of Independence is written on hemp parchment. Hemp can also replace petroleum in the manufacture of carpet. THAT MEANS LOWER GAS PRICES!. But, no let’s not legalize it and create jobs and revenue from it. That would be too F N smart.

AA

October 4th, 2011
2:12 pm

Bear you are an idiot who knows nothing about alcohol or drugs. Alcohol has the same effect as Marijuana, it slows your reactionary refelxes which cause you to swerve and wreck. I have worked as many fatality accidents involving drugs as i have ones involving alcohol.

Willie C

October 4th, 2011
2:13 pm

Yeah since he be a pro athlete he can smoke pot,use crack,beat his girlfriend,steal four wheelers,fight dawgs,whatever. The law don’t be for some folk.

Willie C

October 4th, 2011
2:15 pm

Schafe gunna give da judge a lil dime bag an erry thang gunna be peechy !

Joycee Banicheck

October 4th, 2011
2:18 pm

“Alcohol has the same effect as Marijuana”. Wow, they are coming out of the woodworks now….

Train Wreck Bystander

October 4th, 2011
2:26 pm

I could overlook smoking… but not smoking and driving. That’s just dumb as hell.

SA

October 4th, 2011
2:29 pm

He is such a bad person! OMG I can’t believe it. Marijuana!??!?! Doesn’t that cause you to go bat crap crazy and start to eat copious amount of food and then sleep really well? This is so sad, his life had so much potential, but not he’s a drug addicted junkie that will probably be eating all the candy at the quickie mart before I can…

burn the witches!!!!!

Pat Aukes

October 4th, 2011
2:30 pm

In California, that’s a $100 dollar ticket and they send you on your way. Lol

JeanE

October 4th, 2011
2:31 pm

Wow, he really is as dumb as he looks. I don’t feel one bit sorry for him, if you’re going to smoke weed, do it in your house, not in a car while driving with open windows…duh!!!! So glad we’re rid of this loser, he was one Brave I never cared for.

RoadDAWG

October 4th, 2011
2:32 pm

If you truly believe that alcohol has the same effect on a person as weed, then you are either A) a very trusting person to believe everything your D.A.R.E. officer told you, and/or B) you’ve never smoked pot.

It’s so funny to see the ‘anti-drug’ crowd try to throw weed into the pile w/ coke, heroin, meth, etc. Marijuana (and to a lesser extent, mushrooms) are NATURALLY occuring, and take little to no processing to produce the ‘drug’. Pick it, dry it, eat/smoke/vaporize it. The comparison fails when you consider that cocaine/heroin PRECURSORS are naturally occuring, but must be processed to high heaven (pun intended) to produce the actual DRUGS.

The ‘War on Drugs’ is the biggest failure ever attempted by the U.S. gov’t, and THAT, my friends, is saying something.

King Gator

October 4th, 2011
2:34 pm

At least he got to see the Bucs win on MNF! If you had to play for the Astros you’d be as high as possible too.

oldfart

October 4th, 2011
2:35 pm

I’ve never seen a pothead laying in the gutter dying for his next joint. There is a great Ken Burns documentary going on PBS right now on how well the prohibition of alcohol worked in this country.

I have placed 3rd while stoned out of my gourd in an autocross event in my youth. Would have won if I hadn’t been in the same classification as the RX7’s. You just can’t beat rotaries on a short track. In a study for one of my professors I was knocking over cones after two shots of alcohol however. Given that, I’m still opposed to anyone driving while intoxicated regardless of the intoxicant. The problem with THC is that unlike alcohol it can be detected long after its mind altering effects have faded. Being caught with a doobie in hand pretty much seals the deal.

beanster

October 4th, 2011
2:40 pm

Hmmm. Stupid on multiple levels. Marijuana peanut butter cups in packaging can only come from California. Hope they don’t tack on more charges when they ask how they ended up in his car in Florida.

Brandon

October 4th, 2011
2:42 pm

So he had weed so what??? It’s the off season he wasn’t bothering anybody. Weed is harmless

beanster

October 4th, 2011
2:43 pm

oldfart — I am really enjoying Burns’ Prohibition as well. He is a master story teller.

Larvell Blanks

October 4th, 2011
2:50 pm

Apparently, the peanut butter cup’s packaging reads something like this: Calories 210, Fat 12g, Carbohydrates 22g, Marijuana 247.8 mg.

taxman

October 4th, 2011
2:51 pm

So sad that these high paid baseball players have to turn to drugs. I thought he had a bright future with the braves when he first came up but all that is down the drain.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 4th, 2011
2:55 pm

DawgNote: Get a clue. You know what I typed is real.

LET’S GO BRAVES!

paul

October 4th, 2011
3:08 pm

Now all you Schafer lovers can smell the Roses, sorry the pot. Maybe see the light. Never was worth a crap unless high.

Billy

October 4th, 2011
3:14 pm

Fire Fredi G and hire Francona..2 World Series and 6 Championships in 8 years. He said the players were not on same path..some had their on agenda. They would be better off with a new voice. I respect him for that. What did Fredi say. Same as always I tip my Fu*# cap to Phillies..DA.
Pitching Coach should also go!

READ IT AGAIN YOU IDIOTS

October 4th, 2011
3:15 pm

He was busted with 25.9 grams which is a Felony in Florida. Most states its 28.00 grams and it has to be in multiple packages to be considered with intent to distribute. And Arrested at 1:59 am and released at 5:15 is hardly 90 minutes ADS. And to the morons saying that they need to Fire Fredi because of this, Schafer plays for HOUSTON you jack-wads….this has never had anything to do with Fredi. And for the people who want to get on here with some wise saying …. I got one for you, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and look like a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt” Abe Lincoln.
Get your facts right before you start ranting morons.

dtanner

October 4th, 2011
3:15 pm

so what the guy smokes a little weed,i bet 95% of you here have

Zing

October 4th, 2011
3:21 pm

I feel for him. To think that you could be a felon for smoking a little weed. Drug laws in this country are ridiculous.

weed max

October 4th, 2011
3:23 pm

the man love his weed–what the big deal? he got to smoke.

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:24 pm

Once a Druggie……

October 4th, 2011
11:46 am
Once a Druggie, always a Druggie…..Jordan is worthless!!!!!
Fredi needs to be fired.
Lowe needs to be released.
Heyward needs to be sent back to Single A Ball – he did not show or prove worthy of being on a major league team this year.
********************
All correct.

Schafer is an idiot. Looked like one, acted like one, tatoos here and there….what a loser.

Thank goodness we had dumped this bum for someone halfway decent.

Pascual Perez Atlanta Tours

October 4th, 2011
3:25 pm

In summary: Schafer is a dope for being caught smoking dope, dope should be legalized, and the Braves made a great trade.

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:26 pm

Brandon

October 4th, 2011
2:42 pm
So he had weed so what??? It’s the off season he wasn’t bothering anybody. Weed is harmless
********************
Keep telling yourself that, genius…

Between tokes, brush up on that English a little…

PMC

October 4th, 2011
3:26 pm

Expired tag, lots of weed… driving, was Jonathan Babaneaux with him?

JASon

October 4th, 2011
3:29 pm

“Let me just say this about Schafer: I’ve always liked him personally, and he was well-liked in the Braves’ clubhouse this season.”

You know, we all were dying to know what jeff frickin’ schultz thought about jordan schafer. I’ve got news for you most people probably like him more now

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:30 pm

Wow. I know that 90% of society is composed of those with barely enough sense to get up each day, but I wasn’t really expecting most of you to show up here and post your senseless drivel praising marijuana…..well, then again, I shouldn’t be surprised.

Lord, deliver us from this ignorance…

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:31 pm

JASon – of course, idiot.

Why shouldn’t we all sing the praises of a drug-smoking felon with a pea-sized brain…

Keep the brilliance coming…

Techsuxoffski

October 4th, 2011
3:33 pm

Whatever!! Go catch all of the thieves and rapists.

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:35 pm

More genius reaction from techsuxoffski!! Smoke up!

Randal Patrick McMurphy

October 4th, 2011
3:37 pm

Oh boy… gets pinched for smoking some grass… must be a REAL slow news day around the nation…

He now has another obstacle to overcome

October 4th, 2011
3:41 pm

No. He already had the obstacle it’s just now we all know about it.

phil

October 4th, 2011
3:41 pm

And now for more enlightenment from the REAL slow Randal Patrick McMurphy.

Do any of you dopeheads actually work?

Too tough

October 4th, 2011
3:44 pm

That is unfortunate.

reckingball

October 4th, 2011
4:01 pm

MJ should be legalize. I consider it a waste of my tax dollars, trying to enforce the unenforceable.
Tax IT.
He still would have qualified for a DUI. He should have waited until he got home.

Jimmy62

October 4th, 2011
4:02 pm

The only mistake here is that pot is illegal. It shouldn’t be.

And really HGH shouldn’t be either. Are we testing lawyers to make sure they aren’t taking ritalin to help them focus on preparations before arguing before the Supreme Court? Are we asking CEOs to be tested for cocaine to make sure they aren’t using it to stay up all night working on deals? Sports is about the peak of human performance, and why is HGH against the rules, but eating quality food when another guy is eating junk food isn’t against the rules? In both cases you are putting performance enhancing chemicals in your body. I’d like to see what humans can achieve so stop restricting them!

NO MORE WREN

October 4th, 2011
4:13 pm

While a lot of CF in baseball have hair like Bob Marley, Schafer smokes like tuff gong.

Brandt Hardin

October 4th, 2011
4:14 pm

Let’s keep celebrities and everyday citizens from crowding our courts and jails contributing to the money pit that is the War on Pot. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws. I drew up a very cool poster for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

duronimo

October 4th, 2011
4:15 pm

Wouldn’t habitual marijuana use would “blunt” one’s atheletic performance? Would it not slow down one’s progress and perhaps explain why he never panned out.

[...] ** Comment in Jeff Schultz’s sports blog.[4] [...]

John Galt

October 4th, 2011
4:18 pm

John Galt

October 4th, 2011
4:19 pm

MJ probably shouldn’t be illegal but it is and he knows it. Stupid is as stupid does.

Rawdog

October 4th, 2011
4:19 pm

This guy was a loser when he was with the Braves. Once a junkie always a junkie. He’s always been a Eminem wanna be. This is strike two for this clown. Houston will ship him to the Florida Penal Leagues. He and his veg-head haircut will fit right in.

doodoobailey

October 4th, 2011
4:20 pm

hahahahaha…..dude, you always keep the windows up until you get done. and never puff on it at the traffic light.

reckingball

October 4th, 2011
4:22 pm

“Don’t Smoke and Drive”

reckingball

October 4th, 2011
4:25 pm

Maybe he should have just eaten the peanut butter cups, until he got to the house.
I have never heard of anyone being pulled over for eating a peanut butter cup.
Silly Rabbit, pot is for grownups.

idiotsallaround

October 4th, 2011
4:31 pm

I’m not for legalizing any drugs. But even if pot were legal, it would still be against the law to drive while high, don’t ya think? Whiskey is legal, but there are laws about blood/alcohol content while driving…ya buncha potheads! Too bad for Jordan, I hoped he would do well. Maybe he’ll get it together now.

PLEASE

October 4th, 2011
4:38 pm

The drugs you use to get your Woody up will kill you alot faster then Marijuana.. Maybe you should go look at your DRUG cabinet and see whats really going in your body.. Will be ironic when Viagra causes Cancer.. its a PLANT… If someone wants to smoke. then let them.

dean

October 4th, 2011
4:38 pm

Oldie but a goodie: What’s a Libertarian? A Republican who smokes pot.

reckingball

October 4th, 2011
4:49 pm

idiot @4:31,,,,,,,,,,Why do you assume that all of the people in this country that are calling for the legalization of marijuana are potheads, or even use it? Remember, when you assume, you make an a– out of yourself.
Trying to enforce these stupid laws is absurd. It is illogical.
Resistance is futile.

reckingball

October 4th, 2011
4:50 pm

use your usual name.

Weather Channel Expert

October 4th, 2011
4:53 pm

I saw someone smoking that stuff on I-285 during a Friday rush hour – broad day light no tinted windows. I couldn’t blame them traffic was terrible.

Paddy

October 4th, 2011
4:54 pm

Ross……you are correct. Farting in an elevator in Fla is a felony. The sentence is terrible. You must go live at “The Villages” and play lawn bowling with Nancy Lopez! Many folks never recover!

Weather Channel Expert

October 4th, 2011
4:55 pm

He looks baked in that photo too. He better get his attorney on line 1 quickly.

Tax-paying citizen

October 4th, 2011
5:08 pm

Unmarked police cars should be illegal. Point-blank, period

mark

October 4th, 2011
5:19 pm

Who Cares!! what a waste of money. 800,000 arrest a year for possession. (almost 1/2 of all arrest) At a cosEvery 27 seconds, someone is arrest in the US for the same thing. It cost $2000 per an arrest, that is a lot of money. Watch Prohibition tonight (oct4)on PBS 8oclock to see how that prohibition ended. I have a hunch, the country was broke and nothing changed while booze was illict. Except for; violence (al capo =mexico), cartels- get rich, and the tax payers were stuck paying the tab.
70 years of prohibition, nothing has change and we are Broke!! We arrest a lot of good people, rich, poor, your neighbors, your co workers, your friends. Tax it, Regulate It.

jake

October 4th, 2011
5:22 pm

your a STUPID FUC

Ohmagawdyes Ohmagawd

October 4th, 2011
5:27 pm

“Your weed is in my chocolate!!!”

“Your chocolate is in my weed!!!”

AnotherJeff

October 4th, 2011
5:29 pm

KBB — Jason Heyward would be called a thug? Are you kidding me? That dude couldn’t pull off thuggishness if he tried. He’s so awkwardly the anti-thug it’s embarrassing. Schafer, on the other hand, has been a blatantly arrogant cheating red-eyed, over-tattoed THUG since day one. Some would argue that Heyward might have benefitted from a couple of bong hits this year.

Glen

October 4th, 2011
5:36 pm

I’d vote to legalize marijuana AND double the penalties for driving under the influence. Schafer is a moron and I’m another one glad he’s no longer a Brave.

As for “casting stones”….I’ll throw one! I knew the laws when I was that age and chose not to break them. Schafer demonstrated through his HGH use and now this incident that he doesn’t think the rules apply to him.

Instant Dawgma

October 4th, 2011
5:36 pm

What a stoner…….must be part of the ricky williams, throw it all away for pot mentality.
Don’t be breaking the law – when breaking the law….typical stoner.

PTC DAWG

October 4th, 2011
5:37 pm

Drug laws are DUMB.

PTC DAWG

October 4th, 2011
5:39 pm

But driving under the influence is a totally different thing…don’t confuse the two.

That said,

F the POPO.

chuck

October 4th, 2011
5:40 pm

A. Murray says he isn’t concerned about his three interceptions against M. State, and B. Walsh says he isn’t concerned about his three missed field goals against Ole Miss. Coach Richt says
B. Walsh is his guy and knows how he feels about him and need not worry about his job. Well, if I was his coach, he would have plenty to worry about. I would be looking for another kicker. He also missed one against M. State. Murray better shape up or he might be looking over his shoulder. Mr. Richt make a decision, do something. Don’t worry if your players get mad with you. Make some changes. I am a very conservative person, but M. Richt is so conservative he makes me look like a flaming liberal. Don’t play not to lose, play to win. Do something to your offense, make it a little harder for the other teams defense. Hell, I can watch the game and call the plays myself. Sometimes it gets just a little boring. So you know the other team knows waht you are going to run.

[...] ** Comment in Jeff Schultz’s sports blog. [...]

Instant Dawgma

October 4th, 2011
5:43 pm

Chuck, this is a blog about stoner schaeffer….Jeff just wrote the new one on UGA. Is that where you meant to post? Are you stoned? hehe

jch

October 4th, 2011
6:02 pm

Whether you want pot to be legal or not you’re overlooking the obvious DUI of a controlled substance which is no doubt part of what he’s facing. Glad he’s not the Braves problem – we have enough.

And, what the h*ll is a marijuana peanut butter cup????

ChopChamps95

October 4th, 2011
6:05 pm

Message to all those who still worship the ground Schafer walks (well, walked) on……….you guys still think he wasn’t lying in 2008? I really hope there’s a press conference the Astros and Schafer hold for this one, can’t wait to hear all the bull and the phony apology he comes up with this time.

HanksDaMan

October 4th, 2011
6:12 pm

A felony? For 25 grams of weed? No wonder our jails are bursting at the seams. Charge him w/ DWI or some sort of DUI. That’s ridiculous and a waste of police manpower and taxpayer money.
Oh yeah, it’s Florida. Home of the Cretans and old angry republicans.

The Mask

October 4th, 2011
6:12 pm

@jch
I agree, glad he’s not the Braves problem anymore although he wouldn’t be for much longer if he were still actually here. If he didn’t get it in the wake of the HGH thing, he’ll never get it now after this incident.

@Chop
I was kinda thinking the same thing. I lived in Mississippi back around the time he played for the AA team. The news showed a clip of his press conference. From what I saw it was the most fake “sorry” I’ve ever seen someone give over anything. His words and body language were more of “I’m sorry I got caught” not “I’m sorry I did something really stupid and let myself and others down in the process.” I actually felt embarrassed for him

CUTTYmoBEE

October 4th, 2011
6:13 pm

it’s funny how even the most disparaging comments are really not that bad…YOU PEOPLE kill me (LOL)!

JS

October 4th, 2011
6:16 pm

It’s weed. Who cares. Stop arresting people for it. It’s a waste of the governments time and my money.

JS

October 4th, 2011
6:17 pm

If he was driving under the influence, that is the only legitimate problem here.

jch

October 4th, 2011
6:19 pm

JS – should you be allowed to drive around with a bottle of Beam? Then why should you be allowed to drive while hitting a stubby? Like I said, it doesn’t matter if you’re for/against legalizing marijuana – he still earned the DUI fair and square and deserves whatever he gets for it.

jch

October 4th, 2011
6:21 pm

JS – and the fact that marijuana, like it or not, IS illegal… Minor details of course…

[...] Jordan Schafer arrested in Florida and charged with marijuana …Washington PostFox News -Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)all 144 news [...]

hesalive

October 4th, 2011
7:19 pm

Schaefer needs Christ, and will not succeed until he repents.

Sounds like a person who probably was under Mark Richt's tutelage.

October 4th, 2011
7:46 pm

That’s all, folks.

Macon Falcons fan

October 4th, 2011
8:43 pm

Over / under for the price decrease of an oz of weed if the NBA lockout lasts until Christmas?

Hy Ronatt

October 4th, 2011
9:00 pm

Loyal Fan, I want Fredi gone, because he IS Booby Cox, but not even as good. Just a run down cheap left handed Soviet knockoff.

urban redneck

October 4th, 2011
9:04 pm

always liked that trade, now i thinks it’s brilliant. pro ball players should have better sense. if you can afford weed, go get your tag renewed. holy cow. he is not a thug; he is a moron.

ps jordan, if you’re reading this, my wife wants some of those peanut butter cups. nice mugshot.

Hit A Single

October 4th, 2011
10:18 pm

This world is in a mess. People think they are above the law and especially pro and college athletes. Thank God for the Payton Mannings, the Brian McCann’s, the Brian Jordans and all the others that know what the term responsibility means.

Hit A Single

October 4th, 2011
10:19 pm

Now maybe he can get another tattoo!

[...] OL is flying high right now. No, this has nothing to do with former Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer. Cooper said everyone along the line is satisfied with the Tigers’ straightforward gutting of [...]

MP

October 4th, 2011
10:56 pm

Schafer has never had but 4 good weeks in majors. Another Super Star only made by Media and Braves bs that falls on his face. Braves should have let him go when he got caught the first time doing drugs. All you Schafer fans got what you ask for~~nothing! He’s a loser!

observer

October 4th, 2011
11:25 pm

THIS KID IS HAVING HIS LIFE RUINED BECAUSE HE WAS MINDING HIS BUSINESS SMOKING A WEED THAT IS NOT ADDICTIVE, DOESN’T INDUCE VIOLENCE, DOESN’T IMPAIR MOTOR FUNCTION LIKE ALCOHOL DOES, AND WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH BY GOD HIMSELF.

READ KEN STALLINGS POSTING ABOVE TO SEE PURE BS.

chris amell

October 4th, 2011
11:27 pm

This happens to a lot of players in the off-season, because they try and take advantage of not having to take a drug test for a while. Remember Lincecum just a few years back? Its not like these young guys are trafficking, I mean come on Schafer had just over an ounce of weed which is enough to possibly last him a week or two, probably just an off-season thing!!

Jeff R

October 5th, 2011
12:44 am

Don’t you like all these bloggers who are using the Schafer arrest to advocate for dope’s legalization. Not the issue. The fact is that Jordan Schafer violated Florida law (agree with the law or not). Schafer has likely jepordized his baseball career and put a big black mark next to his name. He’ll carry that black mark with him post-baseball, too. A very dumb, reckless thing to do.

Really unfortunate.

bring back blauser

October 5th, 2011
6:35 am

duh……these guys have a talent they are athletes not rhodes scholars. many do not know their batting averages unless someone tells them. i am sorry but these people are not icons they are athletes and most of them that is all they know. and you wonder why they have such big egos

SC Braves fan

October 5th, 2011
7:55 am

It’s only weed. Should be legal anyway. Being drunk on the road is far worse.

BravesFanForever

October 5th, 2011
9:01 am

It just does to show you that this guy is arrogant and has never learned any lessons. But then established veterans like Derek Lowe get caught for drunken driving and nothing becomes of it. The legal system is an absolute crock. That’s one thing that can be said for sure.

bring the weed

October 5th, 2011
9:05 am

jordan like the weed and like the ladies–what wrong with that?

Dromio94

October 5th, 2011
9:36 am

Patrick Romano, let “he” who is without grammar or spelling cast the first blog. You’ll fit right in! Talent or no, Schafer is dumb, and has proved it on too many occasions. As for Fredi G, he may not be really DUMB, he just ain’t learnt yit how to talk real good neither. Or manage, but thats a nother ball game, ain’t hit?

Dromio94

October 5th, 2011
9:38 am

Hesalive, I thought religion and related sentiments were banned from this blog. If not, Mr Schultz, get your act together!

Robert

October 5th, 2011
9:39 am

“THIS KID IS HAVING HIS LIFE RUINED BECAUSE HE WAS”

breaking the law

Robert

October 5th, 2011
10:07 am

““Your weed is in my chocolate!!!”

“Your chocolate is in my weed!!!”

THAT was great.

Robert

October 5th, 2011
10:53 am

““Too cocky” for Chipper may mean running all out to first base”

awesome . just awesome

Robert

October 5th, 2011
10:54 am

Jordan Schafer made bad choices. He isnt a Brave any more. Leave it to those it should matter to – as in the folks in Houston

Chipper

October 5th, 2011
10:56 am

I always knewn there was something wrong with that kid. I remember the way he ran out ground balls – like dude, youre gonna get thrown out anyway, so quit the hustle act ok?

Course, the kid DID have some good sources. Not that Hoss ever smoked weed or anything.

Braves Fan28

October 5th, 2011
10:57 am

He’s trying his best to piss away an opportunity that thousands of young players would love to have. What a waste. Houston should release him now….

Charles

October 5th, 2011
11:32 am

It is a shame that someone so talented ruins a promising career for a high. Unfortunately, Shaefer is but the tip of the iceberg. A trip to the Pink Pony and other watering holes in the Atlanta area will reveal that several promising young Braves stars seem content to unwind with binge drinking and who knows what else. By the second half of the season, they are totally unmotivated or fall prey to injury because they don’t take care of themself. Baseball is a precise game, and you can’t succeed if you’re getting drunk or high on a regular basis no matter how much talent you have. The players who take care of themselves don’t get hurt as much and are more consistent performers.

Warren Spahn

October 5th, 2011
11:48 am

Shaferneeds to get burned. Unfortunately, in the USA of today, he is a celebrity so he will get out of it relatively unscathed. Sadly Lady Justice is not blind. She can see through the blindfold and bows to money and/or other influences.

Smoove Criminal

October 5th, 2011
1:05 pm

Braves Fan28

October 5th, 2011
10:57 am
He’s trying his best to piss away an opportunity that thousands of young players would love to have. What a waste. Houston should release him now….
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The last guy I remember to chance after chance after chance to redeem himself and blow every opportunity he got was Pacman Jones. With some minor differences thats what Schafer’s career has looked like and most likely where its heading—the way of Jones’. Can’t call him a once young super star because the Braves and the media hyped him into something that he never was, isn’t, and will never be. He’ll be burnt out and not playing baseball by the time he’s 30.

Smoove Criminal

October 5th, 2011
1:07 pm

and never will be*

Coach (2011 Fredi G. FAILED)

October 5th, 2011
3:39 pm

Toking the mary jane……

Good for him. Unfortunately the right wing neocons control the multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry, which would take a hug hit if Marijuana were legalized like it should be in America.

Chipper

October 5th, 2011
3:53 pm

“The last guy I remember to chance after chance after chance to redeem himself and blow every opportunity he got was Pacman Jones. With some minor differences thats what Schafer’s career has looked like ”

There’s a HUGE difference between Pacman Jones and Jordan Schafer.

Pacman Jones could play

RoflBoat

October 5th, 2011
3:55 pm

Not surprised. More pro athletes smoke weed than you think. Most league’s don’t test for it. It’s just kind of a private thing that some athletes do during the off season. This guy just got caught with it, that’s all.

Prado's NOT a 3rd baseman

October 5th, 2011
4:24 pm

Who cares? good riddance to Schafer, Houston you have a problem! If Heyward is still in a funk by the all star break, look for him in AAA or be traded, if JJ comes back with a good first half, hurry & trade him before he gets hurt again, he always does so trade high & get a bat!

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Choppinmama

October 5th, 2011
8:26 pm

Smoking a blunt with the windows rolled down, driving a vehicle with expired plates, a stash stashed, and some “funny” trick or treat goodies on board…………..

What, ME worry????

carney johnson

October 5th, 2011
11:45 pm

nowhere near as bad as derek lowe drunk-dragracing.

NO MORE FREDI

October 6th, 2011
3:08 am

The Jordan Schafer theme song….

http://youtu.be/WeYsTmIzjkw

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weed rules

October 6th, 2011
8:27 am

99% of pro athletes smoke weed—it’s no big deal. Jordan’s legal camp will get this thing down to a small fine. Weed helps the pros relax off the field.

Larry30

October 6th, 2011
2:03 pm

Hey joycee: if you stay home and get high and break the law in the process then “your choice” more than likely won’t effect me. When you take that out onto the public streets behind the wheel of an suv it’s no longer a private matter. You’re a knucklehead and so is shafer. This story buttresses my thinking that our roster is essentially filled with dumb jock types.

Larry30

October 6th, 2011
2:05 pm

Hay man……did you and your boys figure out that stat early this morning before or after you polished off the bag of crunchy cheetos?

Larry30

October 6th, 2011
2:06 pm

Lowe was not DUI. The potheads really come out on these stories.

Randy Daniel

October 8th, 2011
2:07 am

First it’s the 50 game suspension for HGH,and now this.Would somebody please tell this kid that his career is quickly going down the toilet?

mistermak

October 9th, 2011
2:59 am

People…it is just pot!! The worse thing he did was smoke in heavy traffic with expired tags. And you definitely don’t take your whole stash with you in the car. you don’t need to carry round and OZ every where you go. A quarter bag would have been sufficient for the moment. But really it is just a weed. For all you who are so high and mightly against it, you obviously have not tried it. You have bought in to all the govt sponsored propeganda that has been shoved down our throats for decades! ‘Reefer Madness’ was the funniest attempt to demonize pot. if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. But why should the rest of us have to live by your choice. What if we turned the table and made you smoke it just because we do!!! FREEDOM of CHOICE!!!!! We have much worse things in this OBAMA Socialized country to worry about!! Not to mention what a billion dollar waste of tax payer money to try and I emphasize “TRY” and stop it. Been trying for 30+ years…how is that working out for ya??

eddie willers

October 9th, 2011
1:44 pm

“Better call Saul!”