Webb's drug charges dropped

Webb's drug charges dropped
February 27, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Jake Flannigan

Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb was arrested in Pulaski County, Illinois late Sunday evening, according to KFVS-TV.

Webb, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, cannabis and paraphernalia. He paid $500 of a $5,000 bond in order to be released on Monday, and a court date was initially set for March. However, Pulaski County State’s Attorney Grayson Gile has dropped all charges, according to the Southern Illinoisan.

“We are aware of the recent arrest of J’Marcus Webb in Pulaski County, Illinois. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the arrest.” The Bears said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

The Chicago Tribune reported Webb was pulled over for speeding on I-57 in his black 2007 Ford SUV. Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern said Webb was clocked at 76 mph, 11 over the speed limit.

Webb was drafted in the seventh round by the Bears in 2010 out of West Texas A&M and started all 16 games at left tackle in 2012. He was one of only three offensive players -- along with Brandon Marshall and Roberto Garza -- who was able to start every game for the Bears last season.

Later Wednesday, Webb posted to his Twitter account: "Headed to Texas to train.I apologize."