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Preston Parker, ex-FSU football star, facing drug, gun charges


Preston Parker, an Atlantic High School football star who played at Florida State and in the NFL, was arrested Thursday on felony charges in his latest brush with the law.

Parker is facing charges of cocaine possession, using or displaying a firearm during a felony and destroying evidence. He was released Friday afternoon from the Palm Beach County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Read the latest breaking news from The Post.

Boca Raton police tried to pull over Parker just before 4 p.m. Thursday after he ran a stop sign on the 5400 block of Glades Road, near the Town Center at Boca Raton mall, according to an arrest report. Police also noticed that the window tint on Parker’s Chevrolet Impala was beyond the legal limit and tried to stop him by activating lights and siren on the patrol car.

The report states that Parker’s vehicle slowed but he continued eastbound on Glades and then southbound on Interstate 95, traveling as slow as 5 mph on the highway. Officers noticed that Parker was making “furtive” and “frantic” movements in the car before he lowered a window and stuck his hands out while “discarding an unknown substance,” the report said.

During a search of Parker’s vehicle, officers found marijuana, cocaine and a fully loaded 9mm Glock pistol under the driver’s seat, the report said. Parker told police that he has a concealed-weapons permit.

When Parker was shown a mason jar confiscated from his car that contained pieces of marijuana but appeared to have once been filled with pot, Parker allegedly responded: “That’s been long gone.”

At Atlantic in 2006, Parker was an All-State first-team selection and was considered one of the nation’s top high school players.

Parker earned a scholarship to Florida State and had a standout sophomore season before legal troubles, which included three arrests, ended his career with the Seminoles after his junior season in 2008. He transferred to North Alabama, where he played one season.

Parker, 29, played professionally with Tampa Bay, New Orleans and the New York Giants before he was released by the Giants on Sept. 22, 2015 after a series of crucial dropped passes in the first two games of the 2015 season. In a headline following his release, the New York Post referred to the receiver as “stone-hands Preston Parker.”

Parker, who lives in Delray Beach, listed his occupation on the police report as “player.”


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