The hits keep on coming from what is turning into a rather tumultuous Eagles' training camp. The latest problem is DE Juqua Parker, who was arrested late last night after police found a small amount of marijuana on him.
Juqua Parker, whose birth name is Juqua Demail Thomas, was taken into custody during a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. on N. Mountain Drive at Route 378, which is near the Eagles training camp on Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus.
Lower Saucon Township police said Parker was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation, and he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
With Victor Abiamiri injured, Parker is almost unchallenged for the starting LDE job which it makes it hard to either get rid of him or deal with him being suspended. Either way, it's another hassle that the team simply didn't need.
After this arrest and the aforementioned Abiamiri injury, I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that the Eagles are shopping around for another DE.
Let's take Parker to task after the jump.
The stupidity of Parker in regards to this incident really does astound me. Not only is he out and about after midnight in the middle of a week full of two a day practices... he's out with weed on him. This is guy supposed to be fighting for his job. I can only presume he was smoking the pot or planning on doing so, since I can't really think of any other reason you'd drive around with a small amount of pot on you.
Plus, it's Bethlehem, PA. Where on earth are you going in the middle of the night? There's nothing there, which is probably the reason the team has camp at Lehigh.
It's simply inexcusable. Not just because of the little weed he had on him, because of the complete stupidity and total lack of judgment. This is a 31 year old man, he really has no excuses.