Top TCU wide receiver kicked off team after marijuana arrest
Texas Christian University wide received LaDarius Brown has been kicked off the Horned Frogs football team after being arrested and charged for possession of marijuana.
Brown was pulled over and arrested after police found about two ounces of marijuana.
On Tuesday, TCU kicked him off the team, stating:
Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program. This is very unfortunate. We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field. At some point, they have to govern themselves. It’s a sad day for everyone.
Fort Worth police stopped Brown at the corner of West Berry Street and Bellaire Drive at 11:57 p.m. Sunday night. After searching the vehicle and finding the cannabis, they arrested Brown and seized his vehicle.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior led the team in catches last season with 36 receptions. He was third in total yards with 393 receiving yards along with two touchdowns.
Back in 2012 four TCU players were busted along with 13 other students on charges of selling drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, hydrocodone and OxyContin. They were all subsequently expelled from school. None of them received any jail time and a few received probation.
Additionally, quarterback Casey Pachall left school the same year after being charged with DWI and also admitting that he smoked marijuana and tried cocaine and ecstasy. Pachall later returned to the team for his senior season in January 2013 after completing treatment.
This also resulted in a mandatory drug test for all players on the TCU football team, in which it is alleged that 60 players tested positive for marijuana. Another person alleged that 82 players failed the drug test.
Further disciplinary action may be taken against Brown by the university.