Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. cited for marijuana possession, other charges

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Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. was cited by police Wednesday on several charges, including possession of marijuana.

According to multiple reports, the third-year player was on his way to Charlotte from the Panthers’ training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, when a North Carolina state trooper pulled over his 2015 Nissan on suspicion of going 90 mph in a 65-mph zone on I-85. Police cited him for speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

The Panthers issued a statement Wednesday evening.

“The club is aware that Bryan Cox Jr. was cited by law enforcement today. We are in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the NFL and Bryan. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Cox, the son of former Dolphins All-Pro linebacker Bryan Cox, has played 18 games for the Panthers since being signed as a free agent out of Florida. He has 16 career tackles.