Ex-Cowboys Tight End Rico Gathers Arrested For Two Grams of Marijuana in Texas

In today’s exclusive, Real World Police brings you complete footage of the August 2018 arrest of former Baylor basketball star and very-recently-former Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers.

On Friday, August 31, 2018 at approximately 10:52 pm, Officers Wang and Moreno of the Frisco Police Department in Frisco, Texas were on bike patrol through the city’s Central Park when they detected a strong odor of burning marijuana. In the same area, they observed an adult male and female sitting together on a nearby bench.

The two officers rode over to make contact with the individuals, the odor becoming “very strong” as they neared. The individuals were identified as Ricardo “Rico” Gathers, then of the Dallas Cowboys and Ieshia Small, a professional basketball player.

The officers noted in their report that there was nobody else in the area and that all nearby vehicles were unoccupied. Gathers reportedly stated that he and Small had finished smoking a “cigarillo filled with marijuana and there was nothing left of it.”

When asked if he had more, Gathers replied by pointing to a green and purple “Juicy Hemp Wraps” package sitting next to him. Inside the package, Officer Wang observed a cigarillo filled with a green and leafy substance which he knew from his “training and experience” to be marijuana. Gathers claimed ownership of it and stated that he did not have any other contraband with him.

Despite his pleas for leniency, officers informed Gathers that he was under arrest and placed him in handcuffs, releasing Small from the scene and transporting Gathers to the Frisco Jail.

It was later determined that the total weight of the marijuana was 0.078 ounces (2.21 grams).

Rico Gathers ultimately entered into a plea deal, pleading guilty to a Class “C” misdemeanor in exchange for 90 days deferred adjudication, a $99 fine and court costs.

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49 thoughts on “Ex-Cowboys Tight End Rico Gathers Arrested For Two Grams of Marijuana in Texas

  1. 14:33 is hilarious how the cop that's holding Rico looks up at him to talk to him as if he's looking up at the sky. He literally looks straight up into the air. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 And he barely come up to homies lower chest. But he bends his neck ALLLLL the way back to look up at him. 🤣🤣 If that man wanted to he could have bonked these cops heads together and just walked off in slow motion. LoL. Or just sneezed and busy the cuffs open. LMAO.

  2. Always remain silent. Produce your identification. Never answer any of their questions. Remain calm and let them do their job even if it means you gotta go to jail. Btw, shouldn’t the male officer call for a female officer to check the female?

  3. If any cops are watching this, this officers actions is exactly why people don't like or respect you guys. Arresting a guy for a single joint and taking him to jail. I dont care if it's the law, use some common sense. This is not protecting the community, this is harassing and arresting two people that are quietly enjoying a smoke at park. If this is legal in multiple states, and you know that weed is not dangerous, why would you alienate your community for a weak ass arrest? When people say "don't talk to the cops" this is why, you guys are out there acting like fucking boy scouts, like do you really feel like you did something good for your city by doing this?

  4. Either these people lives are so stressful they need drugs to calm down which will only lead to addiction or harder drugs, or these people can't think of anything better to do than slowly lobotomise their brains either way human race going down hill.

  5. Can you cops stop with the buulshit. Weed is legal in our nation’s capital and many other states. Soon it will be in each state. You couldn’t find something else to do that night? This is shameful. And you all complain that you have a horrible public image. You think this makes you look good??

  6. That's sad. If it were a white guy and a white chick they would have written them a ticket and let them go on their merry way. How could you sleep at night knowing that you put someone in a cage for smoking weed? That's sad!!!

  7. I don't smoke weed anymore, sh*ts gotten too damn strong for me! But I am so grateful to live in a state that's made it completely legal for those who do, the cops can't shake people down and take them to freaking jail for a couple little pieces of raw vegetation… I mean seriously, what a freaking joke…

  8. I remember these days in Massachusetts before that s*** became legal you would dead-ass go to jail for having a blunt on you like really bro… Waste time on stuff like that instead of people that are getting shot murdered and stab good job guys

  9. Just moving to Texas within a year from Florida where we voted on legalized medical use of marijuana I think the unprofessional nature these cops did at the end by actually taking him in for booking is utterly ridiculous…! A simple ticket or court date would be more than proper…! Over fucking weed… God what a waste of resources…! So full of shit about a no tolerance attitude here in Texas…! Austin cops will let you go with a ticket and court date with small amounts of weed… I have literally witness cops ask people caught with weed, crack, and meth pipes if they will openly turn them over for destruction….!

  10. I'm all 4 law enforcement but look how calm, respectful, and kind this gentle giant is….that is no criminal that makes me sick watching that man go 2 jail for something so stupid…. I pray your charges get dropped, and good on you for not arguing with the cops you have a great shot at dropped charges…God speed my friend

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