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Dance with Mary Jane earns Hogs WR an arrest

Lance Ray, Javon Marshall, Chase Garnham

The usual spate of offseason arrests continues unabated this morning with word that a member of the Arkansas football program has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

According to the Associated Press, wide receiver Lance Ray was arrested late Saturday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and minor in possession of alcohol.  Apparently, it was the luxurious aroma of the weed that did the redshirt freshman in.

The 19-year-old Ray was arrested late Saturday night by university police after the smell of marijuana was detected coming from his dorm room. According to a preliminary police report, Ray had a brown rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.

The school has not commented on Ray’s sticky legal situation.

While he had just one reception for six yards in 2010, he averaged nearly 23 yards on 23 kick returns.

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18 Responses to “Dance with Mary Jane earns Hogs WR an arrest”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jan 30, 2011 9:53 AM

    It seems strange that so many of the Arkansas football team members are getting on the wrong side of the law. They definitely have a strong football team but where is the wisdom and character of at least some of the players. Young men sometimes get into trouble but we hope the coaching staff and counselors we know are part of the staff and/or auxiliary to the staff start speaking with all football team members to warn them about their associations, activities, and behavior which can reflect poorly on themselves, their team mates and the school. We hope this aberrant behavior comes to an end quickly for the sake of all involved and the fans as well.

  2. tryagainplease says: Jan 30, 2011 11:27 AM

    southernpatriots- who of the hogs have been arrested for anything (outside of one other guy for pot months ago)? i certainly haven’t heard any and i’m an interested hog fan who does pay attention, please educate me on my dumb and characterless team.

  3. stairwayto7 says: Jan 30, 2011 11:40 AM

    Stay classy SEC fans!!!

  4. Slim Charles says: Jan 30, 2011 1:01 PM

    Just weed, who cares. stairway’s comment proves that there should be a moratorium on the use of “classy” for at least 3 years, at least by internet sports commenters. It’s getting ridiculous.

  5. southernpatriots says: Jan 30, 2011 1:51 PM

    tryagainplease: Sorry, the other two we were thinking about were “detained” not arrested. The other two (pot and the current one) were arrested. Sorry again, please correct the misstatement. As stated, it seems off season each year that young men who are members of college football teams seem to get into trouble. It would seem after such a long history of this, that schools and ADs would offer and require players to attend informative meetings to help them avoid these pitfalls which bring negative focus upon their teams and schools. We have counseled many young people after they have made bad decisions and would like to see preventive counseling for all.

  6. mrcowpatty says: Jan 30, 2011 2:05 PM

    Don’t the college cops have anything else better to do on a Saturday night. Like go eat some donuts.

  7. tryagainplease says: Jan 30, 2011 2:09 PM

    southernpatriots – you say the other 2 and this one- who’s the 3rd besides dd jones and lance? and who’s we? i don’t recall anyone being detained either but maybe i missed it.

    btw- are you not an auburn fan or at least sympathizer? which is it- gall or deflection?

  8. Deb says: Jan 30, 2011 8:08 PM

    @tryagainplease ….

    I started the first sentence of southernpatriots’ first post and all I could think was “Oooh, tryagainplease is gonna have some words for you” LOL

    He’s an LSU fan. You know how angelic they are in the bayou 😉

    Personally, I don’t use but favor legalization and just tuned in here hoping JT was going to provide a little Tom Petty to go with the post :)

  9. John Taylor says: Jan 30, 2011 9:01 PM

    “…but favor legalization…”

    This solidifies the fact that yer the best Deb. :-)

    Shoulda pulled the trigger on the TP video thing but didn’t, and that’s my bad.

  10. stairwayto7 says: Jan 30, 2011 9:04 PM

    And they say players do nto get paid? Where did he get money for pot alchol and being 19 who gave it to him? Oh wait that is what the SEC is all about! Drugs, beer and heck with class!

  11. tryagainplease says: Jan 30, 2011 9:44 PM

    deb – haha yeah i couldn’t resist- i think he misread the 1st line of the post and took it out of context as ‘usual spate’ ‘arrests’ ‘arkansas’ and just went on a rant thinking he knew what he was talking about. i’d still like to know who his ‘we’ is,- is he repping some committee here or something?

    and i’m with ya on the legalization too. puff puff pass, lance- just kiddin on that part- dude don’t be smoking that stuff in the dorm room, come on.

  12. southernpatriots says: Jan 31, 2011 5:35 AM

    tryagainplease says:
    Jan 30, 2011 11:27 AM
    southernpatriots- who of the hogs have been arrested for anything (outside of one other guy for pot months ago)? i certainly haven’t heard any and i’m an interested hog fan who does pay attention, please educate me on my dumb and characterless team.

    Okay, we will try to share with you news you should be aware of since it was well known to those watching Fox 16 and reading the Arkansas Democrat-G. This is only a partial list of Arkansas players getting into trouble with the law: marijuana A.O.; alcohol and marijuana L.R.; April 26 D. G. & H. M.; before that cocaine, etc.; J. and J.H.; selling drugs B.D.; 9 days in jail– K.H.; 10 arrests of 8 players, 2 arrested twice, J.G., S.O, etc.; 8 players arrested including K.B whom Petrino kicked off team.

    We thought LSU and few other universities had a reputation of being party schools. Apparently, like some Razorback fans have commented previously: “a probation office precinct needs to be on campus”. It is a shame that Arkansas apparently does not have a pre-emptive counseling program as does many other major colleges, especially for their athletes. We have worked with some of these programs in the past and it has saved many fine young men alot of grief and helped to prevent such embarrassing (and illegal) behavior.

    One of many good links for those who think marijuana is just an innocent or minor dalliance:

    One of us is due in surgery in a few hours. Prayers are welcome. Best to all!

  13. tryagainplease says: Jan 31, 2011 8:57 AM


    this is the 1st arrest since july of 10. given you (and yours) first comment ‘It seems strange that so many of the Arkansas football team members are getting on the wrong side of the law’ one (or many) would think you meant there had been a sudden rash of arrests in the hog program- glad you clarified you were going back for years.

    hows about you (and yours) worry about your own team, ex. mettenberger your new qb? i feel he really needs your prayers and forgiveness.

    have a nice day, sybil- i hope you and all your we’s have a great one.

  14. southernpatriots says: Jan 31, 2011 9:09 AM

    Mettenberger paid his price, went through great scrutiny and counseling, and continues to this day. His previous coach at Georgia speaks highly of what Mettenberger has done. We know one of his counselors who is one of the best in dealing with the problem this young man had. What about all the drugs and crimes being committed over the years, over and over again, at Little Rock? Ignore them and they will go away? These young men need help, and with a continuing problem, admitted by the local news media, admitted by coaching staff in previous years, and by ardent supporters, there needs to be some intervention and pre-emptive counseling as goes on at Penn State, Vanderbilt, Duke, and many other universities. If you pay attention to your news media in LR or elsewhere you would know the young men at Arkansas need some help. Taking drugs, selling drugs, driving under influence of drugs, etc. is a continuing problem. We did not name the names outright because we do not want any further embarrassment for these young men. Yes, one of our members goes in for another surgery from an injury he suffered while defending this country as all of us did. We will all try to have a great day, and God willing he will come through fine on this one as well.

  15. tryagainplease says: Jan 31, 2011 10:25 AM

    good for mett, i wish him well- can’t wait to beat him (or whichever qb(s)) next year in *death valley.

    your question: ‘What about all the drugs and crimes being committed over the years, over and over again, at Little Rock?’

    i’m not thrilled with crimes like you evidently presume i am however you do realize that the razorback campus is in fayetteville which is around 200 miles from little rock—- which means somehow i should be able to meander around and use new orleans and it’s crimes against lsu players or you (yours)? maybe i could weave it to even place blame on the lsu players (or you (yours)) for the shoddy levee situation that contributed to the katrina disaster. i’m hoping you realize the lunacy in that but i’m not sure you and yours actually would.

    *death valley- the nickname of tiger stadium in baton rouge. i’m surprised a soft heart like yourself (and your associations) can even root for a team with an evil name associated with it like that.

    in the name of the father, the son and holy spirit. amen.

  16. southernpatriots says: Jan 31, 2011 10:39 AM

    Had to be quick in the reply, now replying from the hospital. Some of the crimes were committed in Fayetteville, but most according to the reports, were committed in Little Rock and reported by Little Rock tv and newspaper. The shoddy levee system was allegedly a theft by former Levee Board members who voted for a use of the levee funds to build up marsh land, rather than strengthen the levees, then the Army Corps allegedly ignored the warnings of many. Our former Congressman investigated the matter and found evidence to lead that many levee board members responsible and all were by that time dead. We and many others in our association, family and friends, were intimately involved in the rescue and relief efforts not only for N.O. but also for New Iberia, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Plaquemines, and all of South Louisiana. Our team and many friends stayed on for more than 6 months after to help with the clean up and rebuilding. Friends and family are still active in the rebuilding at present, rebuilding the homes of needy. The original name for many decades for the stadium was “Deaf Valley” because the sound made by the students and fans registered on the Richter scale as a small earthquake, the loudest crowd and sounds recorded in a stadium in the U.S. Somehow some reporter misunderstood (intentionally?) “death valley” and wanted to call it “death valley” because visiting teams there on Saturday nights, (figuratively) did not come out alive.

  17. tryagainplease says: Jan 31, 2011 11:03 AM

    virtually everything associated with the hogs is going to be reported by the little rock media- it’s just how it works here. i know for a fact these past 2 arrests the one 7 months ago and now this one (both for pot, neither of them selling, dealing, with huge quantities etc) were both in fayetteville- not that it really matters.

    i knew you’d take my levee comment literally which makes me laugh and feel sad for you at the same time.

    next time you make some idiotic remark (or well diatribe would be more accurate)- i’ll simply state my counterpoint and move on, i’m not into crazies and fighting with them on a regular basis.

    p.s. don’t forget your meds.

  18. Deb says: Jan 31, 2011 12:19 PM

    @JT …

    No problem … they might have made you pay royalties! “Favor” wasn’t quite true. “Strongly advocate” legalization is more accurate. Has to be the most misunderstood issue of our times.

    @tryagainplease …

    Have tried to ascertain whether southernpatriots is a consortium of commenters, Sybil, or Queen Victoria. They’ll never tell. Apparently we should be impressed that they are surgeons. As a veteran of nearly 30 surgeries, I find that disturbing. I prefer knowing which personality is holding the knife 😉

    @steelers6pack aka stairwayto7 …

    Santonio Holmes was never at a loss for weed. He went to Ohio State … or did you think he suddenly became corrupted when he landed in Pittsburgh? You’re being silly again. Please stop.

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