California Cannabis Company Sues Tennessee Titans’ Julio Jones and His Former Atlanta Falcons Teammate, Roddy White, Over Illegal Cannabis Sales
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California Cannabis Company Sues Tennessee Titans’ Julio Jones and His Former Atlanta Falcons Teammate, Roddy White, Over Illegal Cannabis Sales

The duo is accused of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis in California.

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August 2, 2021

Genetixs, a California-based cannabis company, has named Tennessee Titans’ Julio Jones and his former Atlanta Falcons teammate, Roddy White, as defendants in a lawsuit alleging that the duo illegally harvested and sold millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis in California.

White’s company, SLW Holdings, is one of five business entities that comprise Genetixs, according to an AP News report, and Genetixs’ complaint claims that Jones and White worked with two other defendants to conduct black market sales out of a Genetixs facility in Desert Hot Springs. The lawsuit alleges that the group has not reported cannabis sales since March and estimates that they have sold $3 million in cannabis per month since then.

The complaint also claims that Genetixs fired a manager in March after a state inspection of the company’s facility found several violations, AP News reported, and says that the manager did not report the cannabis sales, as well as refused to provide budgets and other business-related documentation to Genetixs.

After the manager was let go, the lawsuit alleges that Jones, White and others operated an “illegal black-market operation from the Genetixs Cannabis Facility to sell cannabis and misappropriate the illegal sales proceeds without reporting them,” according to AP News.

Genetixs holds a cannabis business license in California, but says it could now lose its license due to the actions detailed in its lawsuit, which was filed July 21.