Shai Werts and Quan Griffin, two Georgia Southern University football players, have been suspended from all football operations after being arrested earlier this week.
Lunsford said that Wertz was arrested Wednesday in Saluda, S.C. He was charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of cocaine. A white powder substance on the hood vehicle tested positive for cocaine at the scene.
Werts is a redshirt junior from Clinton, S.C. He has started at quarterback the last two seasons.
Griffin was arrested Thursday in Florida in connection with a domestic incident. Griffin faces four felony charges including battery and burglary. In total, there are eight charges against Griffin.
Griffin is a junior from Glen Saint Mary, Fla. He played in all 13 games in the 2018 season.
Tony Stinnett, MTSU‘s associate athletic communications director, was arrested over the weekend on drug charges.
Stinnett, 52, was arrested Saturday in Woodbury. He faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $6,000 bond, according to the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office.
According to documents on file with Woodbury Police Department, Stinnett had 14.2 grams of marijuana packaged in a zip-close bag inside of a bank bag, which was meant to be delivered.
The circumstances surrounding the arrest were not clear from police documents.
Stinnett is primarily responsible for information regarding MTSU’s women’s basketball program. Employed by the university since 2014, he also assists in communications for the university’s baseball and football programs.
Wan’Dale Robinson, Husker freshman wide receiver/running back, was cited on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Sunday night, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman said Monday.
UNL police were called to a room in the University Suites near 18th and R Streets after a community service officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room, spokeswoman Leslie Reed said.
Three people were in the room, Reed said, but Robinson was the only one cited. The marijuana was found in Robinson’s vehicle during a search, she said.
Reed said that because it was a first offense, the citation is considered an infraction, not a misdemeanor.
Robinson’s court appearance is scheduled for July 9, Reed said.
A statement from the UNL Athletic Department said, “We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”
ReJean Wright, a Nicholls State University football player and a passenger in his car are in trouble with the law.
Mandeville police stopped 20-year-old ReJean Wright and 19-year-old Kierra Murphy because of an expired inspection sticker on Highway 22 on April 21.
Investigators said the officer smelled marijuana and therefore inspected the vehicle.
Chief Gerald Sticker said the officer found a 9 mm pistol, an AK-style rifle, an AR-style, .22-caliber rifle and spent shell casings.
Sticker said officers also found around 100 rounds of ammunition, ski masks, gloves, marijuana and a crowbar.
While Sticker said he could not connect the duo to any crimes, he believes they were up to no good.
“With everything we saw, these individuals weren’t going to choir practice,” Sticker said “There is some wrongdoing at some level.”
Wright and Murphy were booked on drug possession charges. Wright was also booked on possession of burglary tools charges.
Nicholls State University issued the following statement Thursday:
“We have recently been made aware of the alleged incident. Mr. Wright has been immediately and indefinitely suspended from the football program while the legal and student judicial affairs processes are ongoing.”
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended for Saturday’s game against Kentucky after a traffic stop that resulted in their being charged with marijuana possession.
Knoxville Police public information officer Darrell DeBusk told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach officers stopped Kelly’s car at 10:46 p.m. ET Tuesday. They searched the car and found a substance believed to be marijuana and a pipe.
Two UND football players were charged Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
The charges for Andre Randolph and Demon Taylor are Class B felonies and carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
In addition, Taylor was charged with a Class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia for manufacturing marijuana, while Randolph was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia for using marijuana.