Tag:Dre Kirkpatrick
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Kirkpatrick on bust: 'Wrong place and wrong time'

Kirkpatrick had to explain his arrest at the combine. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dre Kirkpatrick made headlines shortly after the BCS title game when he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana while in Bradenten, Florida. Earlier this month, those charges were dropped.

Kirkpatrick, who was in the passenger side of the car being driven by former Alabama football player Chris Rogers at the time of the arrest, was asked about the bust at the NFL combine and said it was a "wrong place and wrong time" thing.

"It was me being in the wrong place at the wrong time," Kirkpatrick said. "The guy that left the marijuana in the car turned himself in and didn’t want to put me in a bad situation. He signed an affidavit saying that I was unaware of the marijuana being in the car and I was unaware of it."

We're going to gloss over some of the inconsistencies here -- Who gets in a car with someone they don't know in a strange city? How did you not know a guy who played on the same football team as you did? Why does the police report indicate that Kirkpatrick and Rogers were both "under the influence of drugs"? -- in favor of focusing on another Kirkpatrick quote.

This quote came in response to being asked if he'd had any touchdowns scored on him in 2011.

“One," Kirkpatrick said. "The Florida game. It was the first one I have ever given up."

Ha, ha. Ever. That's funny. Because, you know, it means for the entirety of Kirkpatrick's life. And surely that's not right. Turns out, it's true.

"Yes, sir. Ever," Kirkpatrick said.

The play in question was an Andre Debose 65-yard touchdown catch from John Brantley on the Gators first play from scrimmage.

“He ran a fade route on me and I was playing over aggressive," Kirkpatrick said. "Just didn’t measure my steps."

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