Alabama football CB Eli Ricks has marijuana charge dismissed
Ricks was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on May 1 and charged with speeding, no insurance and possession of marijuana, his first offense.
Ricks, through an attorney, pled guilty to speeding and will pay a fine of $215.
AL.com was first to report the court had dismissed the marijuana charge.
Ricks joined the Crimson Tide this offseason after two seasons with LSU. He is expected to be in competition to start at one of Alabama's cornerback spots with Kool-Aid McKinstry and Khyree Jackson.
Ricks was an All-SEC second-team (coaches) and All-Freshman (AP) selection in 2020. He was also a member of the AP's All-America third team.
The former five-star prospect had four interceptions during his freshman season, two of which Ricks brought back for touchdowns. He also had five pass breakups and 20 total tackles.
"I feel like he has great technique and he has the skillset to be one of the best corners in the league." Alabama defensive back Brian Branch said in April.
During his sophomore year in 2021, Ricks played in only six games as he dealt with injuries. He tallied 11 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception.
Ricks is one of five transfers whom Alabama added via the portal this offseason in addition to Georgia's Jermaine Burton, Georgia Tech's Jahmyr Gibbs, Vanderbilt's Tyler Steen and Louisville's Tyler Harrell.
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