The Eagles have decided to terminate receiver Josh Huff two days after he was arrested. He was caught by the police while crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge. Josh was going to New Jersey from Philadelphia.
Josh was charged with two criminal cases – carrying a gun without a permit and possession of six bullets which can result in a minimum of 3.5 years in jail if convicted. Additionally, he was guilty of possession of marijuana and was given three tickets on Tuesday morning.
However, Huff defended his decision of carrying a gun. He added that all pro athletes need to carry a gun for protection.
This event came as a surprise, as the Eagles coach had earlier stated that he expects Huff to play this weekend. However, Huff wasn’t even playing his best game which resulted in such a harsh action.
Huff has played in seven games this season. He caught 13 passes for 72 yards and had just one touchdown.
The documents obtained from Dalaware Poart Authority stated that Huff was pulled over around 11 am on Tuesday morning for speeding. During the further probe, the police smelled the marijuana coming from the car and asked Josh about the odor. After this, Huff turned over a container with marijuana in it and also found a 9MM loaded with six live bullets.
As per law, it is legal to own a firearm in New Jersey. But, it is considered illegal to carry a gun outside the house without a permit to do so. Huff will be present at his court hearing on November 15 at 1:30 pm in Gloucester City Municipal.
The Eagles are left with Jordan Matthews, Dorial Green-Beckham, Bryce Treggs and Nelson Agholor at receiver after termination of Josh Huff.