Though Air Force running back Asher Clark played his final down for the Falcons in a Military Bowl loss to Toledo, his collegiate days weren’t quite over.
That may have changed with a recent story from The Gazette of Colorado Springs, which states Clark has been removed from the academy less than a week before he was scheduled to graduate as part of an illegal drug use investigation.
An academy spokesperson would only confirm to the Gazette that Clark was no longer enrolled, but the academy has been going through a drug investigation for the past several months that involved 31 cadets.
Clark was not invited to an appearance at the White House last month when Air Force received the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy from President Barack Obama. A spokesperson told the Gazette Clark was “not meeting academy standards” related to the absence.
Clark rushed for over 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He finishes his career at AF with 3,594 rushing yards, good enough for second all time.