Eagles DE arrested on marijuana possession charge

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker was arrested on a marijuana possession charge early Wednesday near the team's training camp in northeast Pennsylvania.

Parker, a former Tennessee Titan, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation at 12:33 a.m. near Lehigh University, where the Eagles train.

Parker was carrying "a small amount of marijuana" and was taken to Northampton County Prison where he was released after posting $1,000 bail later Wednesday morning.

The 31-year-old Parker played four seasons with Tennessee before joining the Eagles in 2005. He was a full-time starter last year for the first time in his career.

Parker legally changed his name from Juqua Thomas in 2008 to fulfill a request by his late father.

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