Huff charged with weapons, drug of­fenses af­ter traf­fic stop

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Bob Grotz bgrotz@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @bobgrotz on Twit­ter

PHILADEL­PHIA » Ea­gles wide re­ceiver Josh Huff was ar­rested Tues­day morn­ing on the Walt Whit­man Bridge, al­legedly with a 9mm Smith & Wes­son hand­gun, six hol­low point bul­lets and sus­pected mar­i­juana in his pos­ses­sion, af­ter be­ing stopped for mo­tor ve­hi­cle vi­o­la­tions.

The hol­low point bul­lets were men­tioned in a Delaware River Port Au­thor­ity Po­lice re­port. Know­ingly pos­sess­ing those bul­lets, per sub­sec­tion F of N.J.S. Law 2C:39-6, Pro­hib­ited Weapons and De­vices is a crime of the fourth de­gree.

The Ea­gles is­sued a state­ment Tues­day, their third in­volv­ing off-the­field player trou­ble since June.

“We are aware of the in­ci­dent to­day in­volv­ing Josh Huff,” the state­ment read. “At this point we are gath­er­ing more in­for­ma­tion.”

That also means the NFL is look­ing into the mat­ter. When the Cam­den County court in­ves­ti­ga­tion is com­plete, and the case runs its course, the NFL could take ac­tion. That’s un­likely to hap­pen be­fore the end of the sea­son ac­cord­ing to a le­gal source.

Huff could not be reached for com­ment. He was sched­uled to ap­pear on Tues­day night’s Rob Maaddi Show with An­thony SanFilippo on 610AM Sports ESPN Ra­dio broad­cast from 39 North Tap­room & Grille, Glenolden.

Pa­trons who showed up to chat with Huff were dis­ap­pointed.

The po­lice re­port in­di­cated the hand­gun and the bul­lets were found in the driver’s side door pocket, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. Huff re­port­edly was driv­ing 63 MPH in a 45 zone.

If Huff doesn’t have a prior crim­i­nal his­tory, he could ap­ply for pre-trial in­ter­ven­tion. The prose­cu­tor would have to be on board, and it could be dif­fi­cult to get.

Add all those fac­tors to­gether and fig­ure in the ac­tual traf­fic stop, and what looks like an un­ten­able sit­u­a­tion could in­stead be a dif­fi­cult chal­lenge.

BRAD PEN­NER — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ea­gles wide re­ceiver Josh Huff has been ex­cep­tional re­turn­ing kicks this sea­son, but a run-in with the law Tues­day morn­ing could im­pact his sta­tus with the team.

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