Cowboys TE Rico Gathers arrested for marijuana possession

By Jesse Reed

Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers was reportedly arrested on Friday night for marijuana possession, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

This is bad news for Gathers, who entered the weekend on the roster bubble in Dallas. A player with plenty of potential, Gathers had recently garnered the praise of owner Jerry Jones, who indicated the Cowboys had a good shot to make their active roster.

A former basketball star at Baylor, Gathers was a sixth-round pick in 2016. He spent his rookie season on Dallas’ practice squad, and then last year an injury kept him out of action the entire season.