Missouri Tigers running back Damarea Crockett has been suspended by the Mizzou football program for their upcoming game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The suspension comes after Crockett, a freshman tailback who has gained notoriety this season by being one of the top young performers in the conference, was arrested early Sunday morning for being in possession of marijuana. The news was reported by a variety of local outlets in Columbia, including KOMU 8.
MUPD found Crockett in the parking lot with others. Crockett was the only person accused with marijuana, so he was the only one arrested.— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) November 21, 2016
After Mizzou Athletics was made aware of the incident, they decided to punish Crockett with a one-game suspension. As head coach Barry Odom indicated, policy for an arrest is a one game suspension at minimum.
Damarea Crockett is suspended this weekend. Barry Odom said an arrest during the season is a minimum one game suspension.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) November 21, 2016
Obviously, this is an unfortunate situation for all parties involved as the Tigers’ preparation for their annual tilt with the Razorbacks hit a proverbial speed bump as their star tailback will not be participating.
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