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Drug charge latest setback for NCSU’s Mustafa Greene

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After leading North Carolina State in rushing as a true freshman in 2010, Mustafa Greene was viewed by many as a rising player at his position.  Unfortunately, the running back’s career has been on a downhill trajectory ever since.

A foot injury ultimately cost Greene the entire 2011 season.  Then, Greene ran into some discipline-related issues earlier this spring that has kept him out of practice and fueled speculation that he might not be long for the program.

Now, Greene has an off-field legal issue that will no doubt cast further doubt on his future with the Wolfpack.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Greene was charged April 2 with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  The Observer explains that the charge stems from police serving an outstanding warrant at Greene’s residence:

Greene, 20, of Irmo, S.C., had an outstanding warrant from a traffic stop in Rowan County in February when Raleigh police went to his off-campus apartment the evening of April 2. According to the police report, a “grinder” for marijuana, with marijuana residue, was found in Greene’s possession.

Greene originally was charged with six traffic violations in Rowan County on Feb. 10, including speeding, reckless driving to endanger and driving without a license or insurance. Greene is scheduled to appear in Rowan County court on April 27.

The paper notes that the legal run-in is a separate issue from what led to Greene being sidelined during the spring.  Of the misdemeanor charge, head coach Tom O’Brien would only say that he is “aware of the situation, and the appropriate action will be taken.”

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5 Responses to “Drug charge latest setback for NCSU’s Mustafa Greene”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Apr 12, 2012 1:58 PM

    These young men are idiots, and they are b/c Government schools (and their parents) failed to teach them to make smart decisions and think about the consequences of their actions before they do stupid stuff like this.

    I hope NCSU boots him off the team, maybe that will be his wake up call.

    These guys get a free ride yet do stupid stuff like this, they are not naive nor are they “ignorant”, they are just plain stupid b/c they KNOW better yet they do it anyway.

    I am sure he did it b/c he wants to be “cool” with his “homies” and all that crap

    Boot him off the team and tell everyone that anyone who does illegal actions like this will lose everything.

  2. jimbo75025 says: Apr 12, 2012 2:16 PM

    dryzzt23 says:Apr 12, 2012 1:58 PM

    These young men are idiots, and they are b/c Government schools (and their parents) failed to teach them to make smart decisions and think about the consequences of their actions before they do stupid stuff like this.

    I hope NCSU boots him off the team, maybe that will be his wake up call.

    These guys get a free ride yet do stupid stuff like this, they are not naive nor are they “ignorant”, they are just plain stupid b/c they KNOW better yet they do it anyway.

    I am sure he did it b/c he wants to be “cool” with his “homies” and all that crap

    Boot him off the team and tell everyone that anyone who does illegal actions like this will lose everything.

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    While I agree with some of your points, a college kid getting stoned is not that big of a news story and should not cause that much shock. If he was doing coke or something then a much bigger problem. Lets not forget that these athletes are still college kids-if you have kids over 16 chances are your little prince or princess has at least tried pot.

    He must have really ticked of the cops for them to arrest him only for a paraphenalia presence.

  3. dryzzt23 says: Apr 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    Jimbo,

    He KNEW pot is illegal yet he made a CHOICE to do it anyway.
    It is immaterial whether “other ppl have done it at his age”.

    According to your logic – If a person was “just buzzed”, got in an auto accident and killed someone, well that’s ok b/c the person was “just buzzed”. We shouldn’t be concerned about it unless they were severely drunk.

    They are not kids – don’t frame them like that. They are young adults, who should know right from wrong and what the consequences of their actions.

    Don’t make excuses for idiots like this.

  4. jimbo75025 says: Apr 12, 2012 3:32 PM

    dryzzt23 says:Apr 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    Jimbo,

    He KNEW pot is illegal yet he made a CHOICE to do it anyway.
    It is immaterial whether “other ppl have done it at his age”.

    According to your logic – If a person was “just buzzed”, got in an auto accident and killed someone, well that’s ok b/c the person was “just buzzed”. We shouldn’t be concerned about it unless they were severely drunk.

    They are not kids – don’t frame them like that. They are young adults, who should know right from wrong and what the consequences of their actions.

    Don’t make excuses for idiots like this.

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    I am not making excuses for him. If he was getting stoned at home, then while illegal its not exactly ten most wanted material.

    By your logic, if he was arrested for jaywaking(also illegal) you also be saying bad parenting, bad choices, etc?

    As it is, the guy got busted with a pot grinder in his own home-I am not going to label someone a menace to society because he is getting stoned in the offseason.

  5. dryzzt23 says: Apr 12, 2012 3:38 PM

    I will label him as a criminal and a loser b/c what he did is illegal, whether in public or private.

    Yes, jaywalking is illegal and those who get caught doing it are idiots

    We are a nation of laws, not excuses and enablers

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