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.