Carolina Panthers Defensive End Cited For Having Marijuana, Speeding On Interstate

Bryan Cox

According to troopers in North Carolina, Panthers‘ defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. has gotten himself into a bit of a sticky situation. Cox Jr. reportedly was pulled over Wednesday for going 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. While at the traffic stop, officers noted the distinct smell of marijuana and searched the car. According to news station WSOC, Cox was cited for both possession and paraphernalia related to marijuana. Troopers in Kings Mountain, NC also reportedly cited the young defensive end for speeding on interstate I-85.

Panthers Defensive End Bryan Cox Jr. Collets Multiple Citations

Back in March, the Panthers decided to bring back the DE, who had been with the team since 2017. During his time with the team, Cox Jr. has totaled one fumble recovery and 16 total tackles.

The Florida product has been a rotational piece for the Panthers since he joined the squad in 2017. Cox Jr. has been battling for a spot on a stacked Carolina defensive front, so this little hiccup won’t do him any favors. There has been no official word from the Panthers as to how they will be handling Cox Jr. and this situation. The Panthers had just wrapped up the final day of their training camp in Spartanburg, SC went the situation occurred.

Back in March, teammate Bruce Irvin announced he was eager to work with Cox Jr., even going as far as calling him “a young Bruce.” The former undrafted free agent has battled his way up through the Panthers’ practice squad, in turn generating lots of interest from his older teammates. Cox Jr.’s father was an all-pro linebacker for the Miami Dolphins in the 1990’s, and Bryan is hoping to follow in his footsteps.

While it’s unclear at this time how this situation will affect Bryan and his fight to make the roster, this isn’t a good look for the 25-year-old.

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