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Damarea Crockett arrest: Missouri running back arrested for marijuana possession; suspended for game vs. Arkansas on Friday

The Tigers freshman running back found himself in a troubling situation early Sunday morning and was subsequently punished by the football program.

NCAA Football: Eastern Michigan at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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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