Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris will spend two days in jail this offseason after copping a plea to possession of marijuana.
Harris was originally arrested in Missouri back in 2017 while being in possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana. According to TMZ Sports, initial charges included felony possession, but Harris later struck a deal with prosecutors to lower the charges.
“A spokesperson for Bates County Circuit Court tells TMZ Sports Harris will not get credit for time served — he must complete the 2 day sentence at a later date. No word on when he plans to turn himself in,” the report noted.
At a time when we’re seeing more liberal marijuana laws around the United States, Missouri itself is seen as somewhat archaic in nature when it comes to this. Hence, the relatively harsh sentence for simple possession.
Also important to note, the NFL has not yet changed its marijuana policy. That could lead to some form of discipline for Harris.
An undrafted free agent back in 2014, Harris is coming off a 2017 season that saw him record 18 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown. This likely won’t have an impact on his future with the Chiefs.