Monday, March 17, 2014

Missouri suspends two players after arrest on marijuana related charges.

Missouri defensive backs Aarion Penton and  Shaun Rupert have been suspended by the school following their arrests on charges of marijuana possession. They were arrested late Saturday night along with Mizzou men's basketball team members Wes Clark and Shane Rector.

"Columbia Police officers pulled over a car driven by Rupert at 11:32 p.m. after seeing that the rear license plate was expired, Officer Latisha Stroer said. The traffic stop took place in the Commerce Bank parking lot at 501 E Broadway.

Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they made contact with Rupert, Stroer said. They located a Swisher Sweet cigarillos package containing a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.

Rupert, Penton, who was riding in the passenger seat, and Clark and Rector, who were riding in the back seat, were all arrested. Each was issued a summons and released." 

A Mizzou football program spokesman said in an e-mail to The Columbia Tribune that Penton and Rupert had been.  "suspended immediately per athletic policy, pending internal review."

Clark and Rector were also suspended by Mizzou men's basketball coach Frank Haith.

(via The Columbia Tribune. HT: Saturday Down South)

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