Miami Dolphins player Leon Orr was arrested Tuesday in Collier County on marijuana-possession charges, the Naples Daily News reported.
The 24-year-old defensive end was released on $7,000 bond, according to the report.
The Dolphins learned of Orr’s arrest during the team’s Wednesday practice, pulled him off the field and promptly cut him.
“We’re in the middle of the season,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase explained. “We have priorities and this is the No. 1 priority. Guys who have other priorities, they can go about their business somewhere else.”
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Orr’s BMW was stopped on Interstate 75 because of tinted windows. During the traffic stop, deputies smelled marijuana and found drugs stuffed in Orr’s pants and in his car, the Daily News reported.
Orr was promoted last month from the team’s practice squad.
Orr, born in Largo, played college football at Florida and was undrafted out of college. He played with the Raiders last year.
Miami Herald sportswriter Adam H. Beasley contributed to this report.