Posted: 10:34 pm Friday, February 14th, 2014

Felony drug charges to be dropped against Auburn football signee 

By Michael Carvell

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Two drug felony charges will be dropped against an Auburn football signee, his attorney told the Montgomery Advertiser on Friday.

Camden County High School defensive back Kalvaraz Bessent was one of four people charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession with intent by Florida’s Nassua County Sheriff’s Office. The four were stopped for speeding in a 2007 Dodge Charger last Friday, and 320 grams of marijuana and a handgun were found.

On Friday, Bessent’s attorney told the Montgomery Advertiser’s James Crepea that “all” charges have been dropped against his client.

“We had a meeting with the State Attorney’s office yesterday in which they permitted me to listen to and view some of the evidence and then there were discussions that led everybody to the agreement that Kalvaraz had absolutely no involvement in the circumstances,” Travis A. Reinhold said.

Bessent’s care is still listed as “open” at the Sherriff’s office, but his attorney said it may take until Tuesday to process the paperwork.

Bessent tweeted out his reaction to the news on Friday:

Auburn coach Gus Malzhan has not made any public statements about Bessent’s future with the team. Camden County coach Welton Coffee told the website that “a whole bunch” of colleges have called to inquire about Bessent within the last week.

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124 comments
midtowncowboy
midtowncowboy

i hang out with guys who have stashs and smoke weed.  But I dont' smoke it.  Because I go to AU.  ROTFLMAO. 

mike69
mike69

I WANT TO THANK ALL MY AUBURN ALUMNI THAT CAME UP WITH THE CASH TO BUY ME OUT OF THIS. LET THE OTHER GUYS TAKE THE RAP. THAT IS WHAT HIS TWEET SHOULD HAVE SAID

SEP-AU
SEP-AU

This is terrible news for....well, you know who you are.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@RodRod.....


Maybe you should PAY ATTENTION  and read the headline while you are at it.  Bessent is an Auburn commit, and that is who the story is mostly about.....and  who my post was about. 

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

ArmyDawg......I think your jurisdictional geography needs a little tune-up.  But I get your meaning.

BCB
BCB

Well that didn't take long. Lmao

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

im still waiting to find out whos charger he was in its clear that in his twitter picture he is sitting in the drivers seat of a 2007 charger.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

I don't care if this kid tested positive or not he was in the car where they found a lot of pot , a hand gun and the smell consistent with the fact that somebody had just smokes most pot, which is illegal. 

I am  glad that he test negative and that all charges were dropped but he still deserves to miss at least one game if not 2 to teach him that he is no longer under hood rules . There are consequences for hanging out with the wrong crowd.   He actually has a chance at a great future and his playing skills should be the only thing that will determine what path he ends up taking after College. 

Next time he won't be so lucky when the gun they found was used in a robbery and was used to hurt somebody. Then everybody in the car is guilty by association. Bessent needs to learn something from this and move on.

cmac22
cmac22

HAHAHAHAHA!!  Gotta love those auburn boys & their abilities to skirt the law!!

POAD2013
POAD2013

Funny this player is Guilty but weren't all the UGa fans saying Innocent until proven guilty on the Crowell case?

Sounds like the kids is INNOCENT.....

Sounds more like his lawyer made a deal but that is as good as being innocent.

Armydawg
Armydawg

I'm shocked I tell you, shocked that Alabama authorities have dropped the charges.

reckingball
reckingball

Story #1........And that is the difference between GA and ALA. The difference between Auburn and UGA Football will be shown when the kid starts playing.

Also, it is very possible that he did not know that there was any of the evil weed in the vehicle.

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

Doesn't matter what his lawyer(s) say.  If he is "innocent", his image is still damaged.  If he has no better sense than to be hanging around with losers and on fringe of potential criminal activity, he is likely to repeat those actions and will be in trouble again.    Poor kid.  Another victim or his surroundings, or just making bad decisions?

SLR
SLR

His future with Auburn was never in doubt. This school has shown that it will take ANYBODY with ANY kind of moral, social, or criminal issue.

58Supersports
58Supersports

Money talks and football player walks....


Auburn fans are like UGA fans--if you sign with us you're great if not you're crap.

RodRod
RodRod

HAHAHAHAHAHA


All of these haters from UGA would KILL to have Bessent switch over and sign with them.


Bunch of hypocrites!

TampGator1
TampGator1

"hang out with in a car"  in that last post

TampGator1
TampGator1

I am glad for the kid.  But the lawyer...."Absolutely not involvement.".....come on man.  He was in a car carrying a good amount of an illegal drug.  Just hope the kid learned a valuable lesson and picks better friends in the future to hand out with in a car.


and....


"A whole city gone try and treat me"


I just hope he attends at few English classes at Auburn University.  It is obvious that he did not pay much attention in his Auburn High School English classes.  

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@TampGator1

Apart from the part where you quoted Rashaan Evans, the Alabama commit, and made comments about his English. To wit:

"A whole city gone try and treat me"


I just hope he attends at few English classes at Auburn University. It is obvious that he did not pay much attention in his Auburn High School English classes.

mike69
mike69

@MoistDawg THEY PAY WELLAT AUBUM. EVEN REMODLE CHURCHES FOR PRACHERS SONS  TO COME THERE . CAN YOU SAY SCAM NEWTON

SEP-AU
SEP-AU

@MoistDawg I too have sat in the driver's seat of a 2007 Charger.  I surrender.  Lock me up.

mike69
mike69

@C-Kirk YHEY SHOULD BE GAMES AGAINST  TOP SEC TEAMS. NOT THE PUSH OVERS. THEY SHOULD DROP CHARGES AGAINST HIS BROS TO

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@C-Kirk

Hopefully you are never called for jury duty. Guilt by association pretty much goes against the 1st  Amendment to fhe Constitution

REB12
REB12

@POAD2013  No actually all the UGA fans weren't saying "innocent until proven guilty." A good many of us were saying, "Don't let the door hit you .." and have echoed those sentiments with JHC's repeat offenses. Some might go so far as to withhold donations in the event that appropriate behavioral actions are not taken for this kind of entitled and short-sighted behavior

BCB
BCB

The big difference is Richt kicked Crowell off anyway.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@POAD2013  Innocence or guilt is not the issue.  That's for the judicial system to decide.  It's relevance to discussion on a sports forum is how these matters are/were handled by the respective schools.  You are aware of how Georgia handled Mr. Crowell's decision-making, correct?

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

@POAD2013 I am no Crowell fan but in all fairness I must point out that the charges against Crowell were dropped due to insufficient evidence. The cops probably knew it when they arrested him and thought they could jam him up and force a confession out of him anyway. Standard operating procedure. He was smart enough to assert his 5th amendment rights to not speak and to obtain an attorney. Amazing the people who are innocent but wind up doing time because they do not shut their mouths and obtain an attorney.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Armydawg  are you in the Army that was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Germans attacked to start WWII?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Armydawg  you didn't pass REMEDIAL READING a UGa did you?

What would Alabama authorities had to do with an arrest in FLORIDA?

mike69
mike69

@reckingball  DID YOU FALL OFF A CABBAGE TRUCK. OH HE MUST HAVE HAD A COLD AND COULDNT SMELL IT.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@reckingball  Right.  The cop could smell it from outside the car but the kid sitting right on top of it was clueless.  Get your head out of the sand.

reckingball
reckingball

They were in FLA.?  That is odd. If he was in GA., he would probably still be in the jailhouse.

DontTread
DontTread

@HarveyPooka  Another victim of bad parenting.


He may be "innocent" this time, but a tiger cannot change his stripes.  If he's involved with the seedy criminal underbelly of society (very likely given his current company), this will surface again.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@SLR In other words AU is kind of like a big Church. Maybe Malzahn can help these fellows get back on track. Bottom line is they are kids, and as Art Linkletter said "Kids do the darndest things"

Unfreakinbelieveable
Unfreakinbelieveable

@TampGator1 you obviously can't follow a thread. Evans is the one you quoted and he's going to BAMA! He will fit in at Bama.....have you ever been to T-town?  Ghetto.

mike69
mike69

@PaulinNH @TampGator1 IVE HEAR SOME GATOR PLAYERS TALK BEFORE. REAL WINNERS HUH.  THEY CAME RIGHT OUT OF FLA. SCHOOLS STILL SPEAKING JIVE

ElemennoP
ElemennoP

@PaulinNH @TampGator1  


But even with his bad english from auburn high school he was able to get in at Alabama.  That's what you're saying, right?

REB12
REB12

@PaulinNH @C-Kirk  And just for the record, I think you're referring to the 6th amendment - not the 1st

REB12
REB12

@PaulinNH @C-Kirk  Guilt by association is pretty much status quo in the court of public opinion. Gotta go with c-kirk on this one buddy

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Have they dropped the charges against the former GT basketball player?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@gtcaryd SLR seems to forget how RICHT Loves to SAVE the souls of problem children too.


PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@REB12 @PaulinNH @C-Kirk

Nope - Freedom of Association is covered by the 1st.

BTW - C-Kirk wasn't talking about "the Court of Public Opinion".  He stated

"all charges were dropped but he still deserves to miss at least one game if not 2 to teach him that he is no longer under hood rules"

RodRod
RodRod

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie - what the hell are you talking about? These comments were about Rashaan Evans - who signed to play at Alabama. There's nothing about FAU. We're talking about real football.


Go back to sleep.