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Nigel Bradham calls marijuana possession 'bad decision'

By Jay Skurski

Nigel Bradham spoke in measured tones this afternoon regarding his recent ticket for marijuana possession.

Bradham was stopped at 2:01 a.m. Saturday along Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda for a window-tint violation, according to a report in the Tonawanda News. The officer who pulled Bradham over detected a strong scent of marijuana, the report stated, and Bradham eventually produced a bag with the banned substance.

Bradham was issued two tickets, one for marijuana possession and another for illegal tint on his window.

"It's a legal issue. It was a mistake on my behalf," Bradham said this afternoon at St. John Fisher College. "I just don't want to be a distraction. That's the main thing."

Bradham said he regretted his actions.

"Oh, yeah, most definitely. It's a bad decision," he said.

The matter is currently being reviewed by the NFL, according to General Manager Doug Whaley.

"There will be some kind of conduct," Bradham said, acknowledging the likelihood of some kind of disciplinary actions, "but we'll keep that between us and the team as far as that. We'll see what happens."

Bradham, a second-year linebacker out of Florida State, has started the first two preseason games.

"Pretty much just trying to stay focused on what we have going on here at training camp, practice and being focused in meetings and everything," Bradham said. "Obviously, I had a matter that happened to me. I mean, I have to abide by the rules. I know that."


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