TMZ Tampa Bay Bucs safety T.J. Ward had 99.9 grams of weed in plain sight when cops entered his apartment back in October … and that’s ultimately why he was arrested Wednesday morning. TMZ Sports obtained the criminal report from the Oct. 25th incident — that shows cops responded to Ward’s apartment for an active intrusion alarm at 4:45 pm. When cops arrived, they knocked on the door and announced themselves — and a woman inside the place told the officers to “come in.” Just one problem … cops say all the weed was in plain view on a coffee table. Oops. There was apparently no emergency — the alarm may have been an accident — but when cops saw the weed, they busted both T.J. and the woman for felony marijuana possession. We spoke with Tampa PD and a spokesperson told us Ward was later ordered to appear in court — but missed his date so a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Wednesday morning, cops went to his apartment and arrested him. As for the weed, cops say Ward didn’t exactly play the “it’s not mine” card — and admitted to occasionally smoking. Ward has been released from jail on a $2,500 bond.
An alarm was set off at the Florida apartment of Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward, and when police responded to the scene, it turned out to be a false alarm and no intruder was on the premises. There was, however, 99.9 grams of marijuana in plain sight on a coffee table which led to T.J. Ward and a woman at the residence to be arrested for felony marijuana possession. T.J. Ward then missed a court date, which led to his failure to appear arrest on Wednesday morning, and Ward did admit to occasionally smoking weed so you can assume the league office will be administering a “random” drug test shortly. T.J. Ward is a three time Pro Bowl safety, he was an All Pro in 2013, and he won Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Denver Broncos.