Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 19-year-old daughter of legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath early Monday morning, RadarOnline.com has learned.
A sheriff’s deputy pulled over Olivia Namath for speeding in Jupiter, Florida around 12:48 a.m. Monday and then noticed a pile of marijuana and an open bottle of rum in her car. She was arrested on the spot, and taken to Palm Beach County Jail, as she awaits her first appearance with a judge.
Prior to her arrest, the deputy said that he followed her for a quarter mile and estimated she was driving 58 mph in a 50-mph zone in her silver Mercedes.
When she pulled over, the deputy approached her car. As he checked her driver’s license, he smelled pot in her vehicle.
Namath was traveling with two men. The deputy, accompanied by another who arrived shortly after the traffic stop, asked them all to get out of the car and began a search.
The deputies found a bag of marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard and later, when searching the trunk, they found another 200.5 grams in baggies. They also discovered an opened bottle of Captain Morgan rum and eleven Miller Lite beer bottles.
Namath “denied any knowledge” of the marijuana, though she said no one else had access to her car trunk, according to the deputy’s report.
She was arrested for possession of marijuana, intent to sell marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor.