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Suspended Arkansas trio could know fate on Aug. 2

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Arrested and charged with residential burglary in May, Arkansas’ receiver/tight end trio of Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey and Andrew Peterson are still awaiting word from coach John L. Smith about their future status with the team.

At least tentatively, there is now a date associated with a decision one way or the other.

Per Matt Jones of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Smith said late last week that the statuses for all three players will be resolved by early August.

Humphrey and Peterson were each charged with nine counts of burglary, while Wade was charged with one count, related to the theft of multiple items from university dorm rooms. The trio was suspended shortly thereafter. In June, the three pleaded not guilty to their charges.

Wade had eight receptions for 62 yards last year, while Humphrey had one catch for nine yards. The two were listed on this year’s pre-spring two-deep.

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4 Responses to “Suspended Arkansas trio could know fate on Aug. 2”
  1. rcbn says: Jul 15, 2012 5:07 PM

    Put a Fork in em their done!!!

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jul 15, 2012 5:58 PM

    They should have been dismissed from the team back in May. If the charges are reduced, dropped or they are found not guilty they can be reinstated.

  3. woebegong says: Jul 15, 2012 7:46 PM

    I would assume that they are charged with felonies, not misdemeanors and therefore, under SEC rules, they have to remain suspended until the charges are resolved one way or another. I guess the coach is hoping for a plea bargain or something so that he can keep them on the team.
    Usually, when one is charged with multiple counts of the same crime, the authorities have a pretty good case. I think most likely, their coach needs to man up and dismiss them for the sake of team unity, if the evidence is overwhelming. I think that team has had enough go wrong , and they could probably use to settle this as quickly as possible.

  4. glsing says: Jul 16, 2012 8:39 PM

    Forget them, Smith. There are enough thugs in college athletics without Arkansas supporting three more.
    Fort Worth Texas

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