Former Atlanta Brave busted on pot charge


TAMPA, Fla.,None - Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer was arrested on drug charges at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant on Tuesday.

Schafer, 25, who now plays for the Houston Astros, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, according to the St. Petersburg Times newspaper.

Schafer was arrested by police at The Cheesecake Factory after midnight and was quickly released from the county jail on $2,000 bond.

Schafer, along with three minor league pitchers, was traded to Houston by the Braves in July for outfield Michael Bourn.

Schafer is a native of central Florida, where he attended Winter Haven High School.  He was suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games in 2008 while playing for Double-A Mississippi for using human growth hormone.

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