2014 NFL Draft: Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy was busted with drugs in March, per report

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Loucheiz Purifoy was likely a Day 2 or 3 pick prior to this news, so this isn't great news for the NFL hopeful.

Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy may have been an option for the Eagles in the middle or late rounds of May's draft, but now it seems safe to take him off the board for Philadelphia. Gainesville police allegedly caught Purifoy with marijuana and bath salts in March and did not arrest him in exchange for the prospect becoming an informant, according to the Gainesville Sun. However, investigators failed reach Purifoy, so the Alachua County Sheriff's Office filed a sworn complaint against him. A bench warrant was issued but was quashed on Wednesday.

Whether or not Purifoy faces anymore legal action is completely unknown at this time. However, does it really matter? Purifoy was previously arrested for marijuana possession early last year, according to Pro Football Talk. He was then suspended for the first game of this past season for his indiscretions. Those actions cause some pretty big red flags from an off-the-field outlook.

On the field, Purifoy has been projected as a Day 2 or 3 talent. However, with his character issues, he was likely set to be taken around the fourth round in the draft. He has NFL talent but is not skilled enough to overlook his off-the-field issues.That said, it will be interesting to see how far Purifoy falls in the selection process, as he was not considered a major player from the start.

From an Eagles perspective, it likely doesn't sit well with the front office. The team has already jettisoned DeSean Jackson for alleged character issues and has created a professional atmosphere (for the most part) around the organization. Purifoy would likely go against the grain as a potential Eagles selection.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker