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Texas Tech WR to miss playing time for marijuana arrest

Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech wide-receiver Reginald Davis is expected to miss a little playing time this season due to an arrest earlier this year in May for marijuana.

It is unknown just how much marijuana Davis was in possession of, but it was less than two ounces, which carries a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

The marijuana was discovered after Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation.

While no formal punishment has been announced, Davis has said that he expect to miss the first two quarters of the season opener in Lubbock.

“From what I’ve heard, I may miss the first half of the Sam Houston State game,” Davis said according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “It just made me look at life from a different angle. I should be grateful for everything I have.”

Davis, a redshirt junior, has played in 25 games for the Red Raiders, catching 44 passes for 518 yards and eight touchdowns. It was during 2014 that Davis saw his numbers uptick with 29 reception for 318 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers largely came early in the season though before conference play began in the Big 12.

Former Red Raiders safety Josh Keys said he was dismissed from the team last semester after failing two drug tests for marijuana.

The squad ranked fifth overall in passing last season. Jakeem Grant led the receiving corp with 67 catches for 938 yards and seven touchdowns. The team went 4-8 overall, 2-7 in conference play, ending the season with a 48-46 loss to Baylor.

The Raiders come into the 2015 season ranked 93 overall by CBS.

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