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.