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Marshall DB dismissed following weekend arrest

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Well, it didn’t take long for Marshall coach Doc Holliday to enforce disciplinary action for one player involved in a weekend arrest.

Via a school statement, Holliday announced defensive back Phillip Warren “has been dismissed from the football program due to a violation of team rules and policies.”

Additionally, Holliday said “Linebacker Stefone Grace, running back Martin Ward and defensive back Corie Wilson will all be disciplined internally.” Holliday added he would not comment further on the matter.

The four Thundering Herd players were connected to an incident outside a local bar over the weekend. According to police reports, officers were trying to disperse a crowd in front of the Thirsty Whale bar. Warren allegedly punched an officer in the face during the altercation. Police then forcibly handcuffed Warren while he continued to fight back.

He has been charged with disorderly conduct, battery of a police officer and obstructing — the most serious charges of the four players arrested. Ward was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication; Wilson with obstructing an officer and fleeing on foot; and Grace with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.

Warren played in 12 of 13 games in 2011, starting one. He recorded 26 tackles (11 solo, 15 assists), two pass breakups, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble.

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4 Responses to “Marshall DB dismissed following weekend arrest”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Apr 24, 2012 12:01 PM

    Doc made sure he had the inside scoop and then he let the hammer fall on Warren and will discipline the others internally, but with probation indicating he will reserve the right to expell them fr0m the team as well, if the discipline is not adhered to.

    Quick decisions once the info was received…good job.

  2. dryzzt23 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:33 PM

    Zero tolerance and no “second chances”. I love it.
    These kids need to learn that they will be GIVEN nothing, instead they need to EARN it on & off the field.

  3. jonkybon says: Apr 24, 2012 4:54 PM

    Phillip has no worries. He’s already being offered a contract, I mean scholarship to play for Steve ‘I love felons’ Spurrier.

  4. silverdeer says: Apr 25, 2012 8:57 AM

    I love the whole “disorderly conduct” thing. You can get charged with that if you even look at a cop funny during an incident.

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