Marquis Wilson, one of Penn State‘s football players, has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession related to a February traffic stop on campus, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say Marquis Wilson, a sophomore cornerback, faces charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana and for use of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
On Feb. 29th, around 10 p.m., University police conducted a traffic stop of Wilson’s vehicle, after officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint states.
Police add that Wilson was observed with red, glassy eyes and the odor of marijuana on his breath.
Police then conducted a search of Wilson’s vehicle, the complaint adds, and officers found a “pink tinted plastic pill bottle containing marijuana.”
According to court documents, Wilson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 26th.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Caden Leggett, 20, a Texas Tech football player, was arrested on Saturday for racing. He has since posted bond to get out of jail while the criminal case is pending. Leggett was listed Thursday morning on the Texas Tech Athletics website as a wide receiver for the Red Raiders football team.
A police officer wrote in a report, “While sitting in the parking … [at] 98th and Indiana, I observed three vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the approximate 10000 block of Indiana Avenue.”
“I observed all three vehicles pass through the intersection 98th and Indiana, continuing northbound, at a high rate of speed and through a green light,” the police report said. “Due [to] the rate of speed of all three vehicles, and the lack of other traffic on the highway, I was easily able to determine the vehicles were competing…”
Leggett was pulled over in a Mustang. A second vehicle was described as a Dodge Challenger.
“[Leggett] admitted that he was racing the driver of the Dodge Challenger,” the police report said.
“I observed [Leggett’s] cell phone to be in the center console cup holder of the vehicle. I observed the screen to have a map on it, with what appeared to have a designated route to be traveling. It appeared the map on [Leggett’s] cell phone was a predetermined course … to race on.”
The police report indicated the other two drivers did not stop and would also be charged with racing when they are located.
The case against Leggett was charged as a class B misdemeanor.
Donte Starks, LSU freshman linebacker has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
Head coach Ed Orgeron made the announcement in a statement issued on Feb. 1. LSU officials later confirmed the suspension was handed down a day after Starks was arrested in Marerro by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies reported Starks was booked on illegally possessing a concealed handgun and attempting to run from deputies.
Starks’ suspension is the first major disciplinary action of the offseason following LSU’s College Football Playoff National Championship win on Jan. 13.
“I know everybody saw or heard the news but I want y’all to know that I’m truly sorry for the disappointments,” Sparks stated in the post.
Kansas State linebacker DaQuan Patton was arrested for failure to appear in Manhattan on Sunday. The charge stemmed from an unpaid speeding ticket. Patton ranks second on the Wildcats’ defense with 49 tackles.
Myller Royals, a Texas Tech football wide receiver was arrested Friday on two misdemeanor charges after a traffic stop on campus by a Tech Police Department officer. Royals was booked into the Lubbock County Jail on charges of possession of a prohibited weapon (knuckles), a Class A misdemeanor, and driving with an invalid license, a Class B misdemeanor. He bonded out of the jail on Saturday.Royals, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound freshman, has yet to play in a game this season and Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury
AMES — Iowa State’s campus was sent into a fright Thursday night when university police sent out an alert about four males with weapons near the Freddy Court area — campus-owned apartments.
Two charges were filed Tuesday by the Iowa State Police Department. Cyclone freshman football player Dallas Taylor-Cortez — one of the four players suspended by coach Matt Campbell last Friday — was charged with harassment, 3rd degree, a simple misdemeanor. Tyciera Whitaker-Wells, a sophomore in early childhood education, was charged with a False Report to a Public Entity.
Iowa State Police Chief Michael Newton said Taylor-Cortez used a laser pointer attached to a BB gun, “threatened, intimidated or alarmed” at least one individual and caused others to run from the area.
The other three players suspended indefinitely by Iowa State were receivers Joseph Scates and Tayvonn Kyle and cornerback Jaeveyon Morton – all true freshmen. None of them had been charged as of Tuesday.
Devin Porter, a walk-on entering his fourth season at Nevada, was arrested Sunday at 5:33 p.m. by the Sparks Police Department for failure to appear on a traffic citation. The charge is a misdemeanor. If a defendant skips a court date, a judge can issue a bench warrant for their arrest. If 30 days pass before a defendant surrenders himself, an additional charge for “failure to appear” can be issued. The maximum sentence for such issue includes four years in prison and/or $5,000 in fines, although both are rare.
Porter was issued a $415 bail, which he posted and was released.
A Nevada spokesperson said the department is aware of the situation and still gathering more information at this time.
The Hug High graduate, a 6-2, 200-pound defensive player who has rotated positions during his time at Nevada, will be a junior next season. He has yet to appear in a game for the Wolf Pack. His brother, Cliff, was a starter at left guard for Nevada as a sophomore last season before graduating early and giving up the rest of his eligibility.
Georgia receiver Riley Ridley was arrested and released on misdemeanor marijuana possession.