Gray was pulled over by East Brunswick police, receiving a criminal summons and six traffic tickets.
Former Rutgers football player K.J. Gray was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana in June after a traffic stop by East Brunswick police, according to a complaint summons obtained by NJ Advance Media. Gray also received six traffic tickets, according to records, including careless driving and driving with an open container of alcohol.
Gray was dismissed from the football team on Wednesday for an unspecified violation of team rules. But two individuals with intimate knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media Rutgers was not aware of the incident until athletics department officials were asked about it by a reporter on Wednesday after Gray had already been released from the program.
When reached by phone Wednesday, Gray said he was advised by his attorney to not comment on the allegations he faces in East Brunswick. Asked to comment on why he was dismissed from the team, Gray said he could not discuss specifics because his attorney, “told me to keep quiet on the situation.” Gray’s attorney, John Shiffman, has not responded to several messages.
NJ Advance Media reported Thursday evening as many as eight Rutgers football players are under investigation for fraudulent use of credit cards by university police. NJ Advance Media is withholding the names of the players allegedly under investigation because no one has been charged. When asked if his dismissal was connected to the investigation, Gray declined comment, citing his attorney’s advice.
NJ Advance Media discovered the previously unreported June 10, 2018 incident in East Brunswick incident through open records requests and research.
Gray was stopped by police at 11:17 a.m. on Route 18 near Edgeboro Road, according to ticket records. In addition to the possession of a controlled dangerous substance charge, which considered a disorderly persons offense according to the complaint summons, Gray was also ticketed for careless driving likely to endanger person or property, driving with possession of a controlled substance, driving with an open container of alcohol, driving without an insurance card, driving or parking an unregistered vehicle and failure to keep right, according to ticket records.
Gray is scheduled to appear in East Brunswick Municipal Court on Oct. 10, 2018, according to court records. Records indicate the case status for each ticket Gray received is active.
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