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Javarris James Arrested

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Former NFL running back and Immokalee football star Javarris James was arrested by Collier County sheriff's deputies on Monday afternoon on a warrant out of Hillsborough County.

James, 26, was wanted for failing to appear in court for a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, according to an arrest report. He has since posted a $1,500 bond.

The case stems from an early morning arrest on Sept. 29 in Tampa, when police reported finding 1.3 grams of pot in the sunglasses holder of James' 2011 Chrysler 300, according to an arrest report. Police pulled James over for having an invalid tag, and smelled marijuana inside the car.

James told a police officer that he and two friends, who were passengers in the car, had smoked pot while on the way to the AJA Channelside nightclub, reports said. He said he was not aware the marijuana was inside the sunglasses holder, or they would have smoked it, too.

Police also found an open liquor bottle in the car.

Calls to James' cell phone and a phone number listed in the police report were not immediately returned Tuesday.

James was previously arrested in March 2013 for failure to appear in court for a hearing related to a June 2011 arrest on a marijuana possession charge. The March arrest came less than a month after the NFL announced James was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

"It disappoints me," said John Weber, who coached James in high school. "He never got in trouble in high school. He was always one of the hardest workers."

Weber said he had hoped James would learn from his first arrest in 2011. Weber was the coach in 2004 when Immokalee won a state championship led by James, then a junior. The former Indians coach said he hasn't spoken to James since seeing him at an Immokalee High School football game this past fall.
"I know he's not a bad kid," Weber said, "but when you don't see someone for a long time, things change."

James is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2010 after starring at the University of Miami. He is the younger cousin of former Colts and Immokalee star Edgerrin James.

During Edgerrin James' youth football camp in Ave Maria in July, Javarris James told the Daily News he was trying to recover from his mistakes. That included trying to get back into the NFL. At the time he we was working out in Naples to make sure his knee was fully recovered from an ACL tear a year prior.

"I messed up in the past. I accept that," James said at the time. "I'm just trying to be right."

As a rookie in 2010, Javarris James scored six touchdowns in 10 games for the Colts, but was out of the league the next year following the first marijuana arrest. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals prior to the 2012 season, but tore his ACL in the final preseason game.


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Javarris James arrested

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Former Immokalee High School football standout Javarris James was arrested Thursday afternoon by Lee County sheriff’s deputies for failure to appear in court.

This comes a month after NFL suspended the running back for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

In June 2011, James, 25, was been arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession at a routine traffic stop in Fort Myers.

James is currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals’ organization. He injured a knee ligament in the preseason finale last year and missed the entire season. He played with the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie in 2010, but was out of the league in 2011.

As junior in high school, James rushed for 1,656 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Indians to the 2004 state title. He was named Naples Daily News Offensive Player of the Year in both 2004 and 2005.

For his high school career, James scored 65 touchdowns and rushed for 4,778 yards.

James followed in the footsteps of his cousin Edgerrin, playing for Immokalee, the University of Miami, and the Colts.

At Miami, James rushed for 2,162 yards and 18 touchdowns, though his best season came as a freshman with 802 yards. He went undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft.


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Javarris James suspended four games

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If running back Javarris James ever returns to an NFL field, it will be only after serving a four-game suspension.

James has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

The 25-year-old James is probably a long shot to make it back to the NFL. He missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for the Cardinals in the preseason, and he wasn’t expected to be part of the Cardinals’ offense this season even before this news broke.

In 2010 James showed some promise as a short-yardage back when he ran for six touchdowns with the Colts, but Indianapolis cut him in 2011.

James was arrested in 2011 for possession of marijuana. There is no word on the nature of his substance abuse policy violation this time around.


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Javarris James' Season Over

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It is being reported that proCane Javarris James of the Arizona Cardinals who was vying for a roster spot tore his ACL last night and is done for the season. Best of luck to Javarris in his recovery.



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PHOTO: Javarris James versus Oakland Raiders

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Running back Javarris James #45 of the Arizona Cardinals carries the football against defensive back Matt Giordano #27 of the Oakland Raiders during the NFL preseason game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.


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Javarris James may be losing ground in his battle to make the Cardinals'

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James (hip) may be losing ground in his battle to make the Cardinals' final roster after both William Powell and Alfonso Smith played well during Friday's preseason game.




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Javarris James to miss 'week or more'

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Cardinals RB Javarris James will be sidelined a "week or more" with an abductor muscle injury.

It's a hip injury for the third-year runner, who spent 2011 out of football after appearing in 10 games for the Colts as a rookie. If James' timeline holds to its "or more" portion, his already slim chances of cracking the Cardinals' 53-man roster could be toast.


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PHOTO: proCanes Javarris James & LaRon Byrd Head To Cardinals Training Camp

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Javarris James once again follows cousin Edgerrin's path

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Javarris James has the connections with the Arizona Cardinals. Now the running back must make good use of them.

With the NFL preseason in full swing today and James one of seven running backs invited to the Cardinals’ 90-man training camp roster in Flagstaff, Ariz., James will have donned a football uniform for every one of his older cousin Edgerrin James’ programs.

From Immokalee High School to the University of Miami to the Indianapolis Colts and now the Cardinals, Javarris James, 24, has followed his older cousin’s path.

In the near future, he just hopes to avoid following Edgerrin James, who turns 34 on Aug. 1, out of professional football.

“I’ve been used to that since high school,” Javarris James said of following Edgerrin James’ path. “It’s completely coincidence. Honestly.”

Javarris James said he blamed nobody but himself when the Indianapolis Colts cut him last summer, less than two months after his June arrest for marijuana possession in Fort Myers.

The Colts signed Javarris James as a free agent two years ago and inserted him into the lineup as a goal-line back. He responded by leading all rookies in 2010 with six rushing touchdowns.

“I really learned a lot through everything that was going on,” James said of being out of football last season. “I had some things off the field that messed things up. I learned how to appreciate everything and to enjoy the moment. Some things you take for granted. When you lose them, it makes everything different.

“I have a completely different approach now. Completely different.”

Retired Immokalee coach John Weber called this a “golden opportunity.”

James helped Weber and the Immokalee Indians win the 2004 Class 2A state championship.

“I’m glad he got another chance,” Weber said. “A lot of kids don’t get that chance. I hope he takes advantage of it. He was such a solid high school player. He didn’t have the great speed, but he has as good of instincts on the goal line of anybody I’ve ever seen.

“With Baby J’s work ethic, I’ve just got to believe he’s going into training camp in great shape. He was never a kid who ever slacked off with the work.”

Arizona running backs coach Tommie Robinson coached James while on Randy Shannon’s staff at the University of Miami. Arizona wide receivers coach Frank Reich knew James while on the Colts staff as the receivers coach two years ago.

“I didn’t just bring him in because I had him at the University of Miami,” Robinson said. “It doesn’t work that way. I brought him in because he has the opportunity to make this team.

“We feel like he can come in and give us some goal-line work, and we feel like he can come in and be a special teams guy. We brought him in. It’s going to be totally up to him whether or not he comes in here and makes this team.”

Although NFL teams have yet to release depth charts, Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are the de facto No. 1 and No. 2 backs.

That leaves James competing against rookie Jared Crank (Purdue), second-year pro William Powell (Kansas State), fourth-year pro LaRod Stephens-Howling (Pittsburgh) and second-year pro Alfonso Smith (Kentucky) for running back roster spots. Most NFL teams keep four to five running backs.

“I’m not thinking about anybody else’s situation,” James said. “My focus is on me. Being in the NFL is a grind. I’m ready for the grind.”

Robinson, asked about James’ goal-line instincts, shrugged them off. None of those instincts matter now, Robinson said. The only thing that matters will be how James performs during training camp and preseason games.

“They all know where to run,” Robinson said of his team’s seven running backs. “They all understand how to play. It’s just a matter of how much tenacity you have in that situation. You know it’s going to be a tight window. Do you have the tenacity to put your head down and go get it?”


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Javarris James To Get a Long Look In Cardinals Camp

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With Arizona Cardinals RBs Beanie Wells (knee) and Ryan Williams (knee) likely to see limited touches during the preseason, RBs Javarris James, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Alfonso Smith are likely to see an extended look during training camp and the preseason. James is considered a long shot to make the team, while Stephens-Howling and Smith will both have a role with the team.


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Javarris James earns a contract with Cardinals

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Free agent running back Javarris James, the younger cousin of Edgerrin, was waived by the Colts last offseason following a June arrest for marijuana possession.

James received an invite to Cardinals rookie minicamp over the weekend on a tryout basis, though, and was officially added to Arizona’s 90-man offseason roster on Monday.

The Cardinals announced the additions of James, cornerback Larry Parker, kicker/punter Ricky Schmitt, and safety Eddie Elder.

Elder and Parker are undrafted rookies. Schmitt is a camp leg. James, 24, spent the 2010 season with Indianapolis, appearing in ten games. He managed just 112 yards on 46 carries (2.4 average), but scored six touchdowns operating as the Colts’ short-yardage and goal-line back.


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On a tryout, another James in the locker room

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Javarris James has long admired his uncle, Edgerrin. He followed in Edge”s footsteps when he attended the University of Miami, and did it again when he played in 2010 with the Indianapolis Colts and now — at least potentially — has a chance to follow him with the Arizona Cardinals.

Javarris James is one of 16 players working with the Cards during minicamp on a tryout basis. The Cards could probably use another running back this offseason, with both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams coming back from leg injuries. He gained 112 yards on 46 carries for the Colts a couple of years ago in 10 games, and even if he were signed would be an incredible longshot to make the roster.

But right now, that’s not what he’s thinking about.

“I feel like I’ve been through worse,” James said. “I’m just happy to have this opportunity. The decision isn’t up to me. I need to study my playbook and execute my assignments, and that’s all I can do.”

Edgerrin James’ time in Arizona ended bittersweet. Edge was benched for a chunk of 2008, although he was the main running back in the playoffs as the Cards made their memorable Super Bowl run. James was then released the following offseason when Wells was drafted. Still, Javarris said “when we have talked, he had nothing bad to say about Arizona.”

Javarris James said it was “kind of crazy” how he has followed Edgerrin to college and then to the Colts and now the Cards. “I’m just happy I have someone like that I can get advice from,” Javarris said. “I just want an oppotunity to showcase my skills and hopefully take advantage.”


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Javarris James Getting a Tryout With the Cardinals

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One practice in — and with just rookies — it’s impossible to know what will happen with any of them.
“It was interesting,” coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals said. “The enthusiasm was great, the effort was great. I didn’t know quite what they were doing all the time.”

But it was clear Whisenhunt was enjoying the idea of being back on the field, in a totally teaching aspect, knowing that games are months away. That part of his job was lost last year with the lockout. “It makes you appreciate being on the field again,” Whisenhunt said.

There are nine “veterans” taking part, guys who were already on the team’s roster before the draft. That, Whisenhunt said, is everyone on the roster who is eligible to do so. There are others that wouldn’t mind getting the extra work, Whisenhunt said (and I’m sure the coaches wouldn’t mind it either), but the collective bargaining agreement won’t allow it.

The biggest name among the tryout players: running back Javarris James, who played for the Colts and who is the nephew of former Cardinals running  back Edgerrin James.


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