When Brian Overstreet of E Overstreet Sports Management signed Dre Kirkpatrick, he must have been counting his blessings. Kirkpatrick has been recognized as one of (if not the) best cornerbacks in the country. Kirkpatrick, who declared for the 2012 NFL Draft after his Junior season at Alabama, is constantly mentioned in the same breath as LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne (who is represented by Bus Cook and may be the first cornerback off the Board).
Anyway, Overstreet had no idea that he would be dealing with legal issues surrounding his cornerback client in the month of February. On January 17, 2012, Kirkpatrick was arrested for possession of marijuana. Kirkpatrick claimed that he was not involved in the purchase of the marijuana and did not even know that pot was being purchased when his friend, Christopher Airreun Rogers, picked up the order.
Luckily for Kirkpatrick and Overstreet, Kirkpatrick will not be prosecuted on the possession of marijuana charge. I doubt that the matter will affect Kirkpatrick’s Draft stock.