Monday, November 21, 2016

Missouri freshman RB Damaera Crockett suspended following arrest on charges of possession of marijuana.


Damarea Crocket. Image via Saturday Down South.

Damarea Crockett will not be playing in the Missouri's final game of the season. The school suspended Crockett after the freshman running back was arrested on charges of marijuana possession.



Missouri head coach Barry Odom says the one-game suspension is consistent with his policy regarding players who are arrested during the season.

Here are the details of the arrest via Columbia, Mo. television station KOMU.

"MUPD officers arrested Damarea Crockett at 4:43 a.m. this past Sunday morning after they found him in a car with a few other people in a parking lot. MUPD arrested Crockett and accused of having 35 grams or less of marijuana. Major Brian Weimer said Crockett was the only one accused of having marijuana, so he was the only person arrested."

Ironically, the arrest came hours after Crockett set a new Missouri record for most yards rushing in a single game by a freshman with 225 yards in the Tigers' 63-37 loss to Kentucky. He also broke the school's record for rushing yards by a freshman in a single season with 1,062 yards.

Missouri closes out its 2016 season hosting Arkansas at 1:30 PM on November 25. The game will air on CBS.

(via KOMU, HT: Team Speed Kills)

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