Defensive tackle played at U.Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Virginia State Police say Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins has been charged with possession of marijuana.

State police say the 24-year-old Collins was charged last Thursday during a traffic stop in Fauquier County.

A state police spokeswoman said Monday that Collins was on Route 29 when his vehicle was stopped for an illegal window tint. A trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from Collins’ vehicle and the spokesman said Collins agreed to allow the trooper to search his 2011 Dodge.

State police said a small amount of marijuana was found. Collins also was charged with a window tint violation.


Collins listed his address as Charlottesville, where he played for the University of Virginia. A listing under his name could not be found.

Collins originally signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Last season he and appeared in 12 games, recording a total of 10 tackles and a half-sack with the Jaguars.

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