This past weekend, Marshall running back Martin Ward was one of four Herd players arrested following some kind of an altercation with police.
Less than a week later? Reports have surfaced that incident was actually the second legal issue Ward had been involved in this month.
According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, ward was arrested very early in the morning of April 1 and charged with driving under the influence. Ward was pulled over by police after being spotted jumping a set of railroad tracks and having an expired sticker on his license plate.
The Herald-Dispatch writes that “[p]olice noted Ward had glassy eyes and slurred speech… [and] his blood alcohol content level was .144.”
Shortly after the first reports surfaced, Herd head coach Doc Holliday issued the following statement:
“We were aware of the issue and it is being dealt with internally.”
For his part in the incident over the weekend, Ward was charged with disorderly conduct. Defensive back Phillip Warren, also part of the most recent incident involving a Herd player, was dismissed from the team earlier this week.
Ward played in 11 games in 2011 and had four carries for 20 yards to go along with three kick returns for 45 yards.