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Backup FIU lineman arrested on pot charge

Russell Diercks smokes a half marijuana and tobacco joint inside of Frankie Sports Bar and Grill in Olympia Reuters

I know, the horror of it all.

Regardless, yet another player from an FBS program in Florida has found himself in a sticky, so to speak, off-field situation.  According to the Miami Herald, FIU offensive lineman Prince Matt (not pictured) was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, while also producing a top-ten mugshot in the process.

Because of the amount involved, it’s a misdemeanor charge that’s already been settled with a $50 fine, the Herald reported.  The school is aware of the situation.

“FIU Athletics is aware of an incident involving one of our student-athletes,” the athletic department said in a statement. “We are in full cooperation with the University Police Department and its investigation. Per athletics department policy, there will be no further comment on this incident until the completion of the investigation.”

The specifics of the incident that led to the arrest have not yet been disclosed.

“I do take matters like this extremely seriously. He will be dealt with in an appropriate manner,” new head coach Ron Turner said in his statement.

Matt was a redshirt freshman in 2012 who did not appear on the team’s final two-deep depth chart.

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3 Responses to “Backup FIU lineman arrested on pot charge”
  1. mhalt99 says: Feb 8, 2013 8:32 AM

    they should throw the book at him! this kid will never be president now…………wait, er….um….doesn’t this make him more likely to become president now (dem or rep). it is one of the pre requisites these days isn’t it???????

  2. thegamecocker says: Feb 8, 2013 8:41 AM

    If the team rules are no drugs, than it’s quite clear this young man is in violation. As far as the courts are concerned, he’ll face a misdemeanor charge. But he did violate team rules and that could be more costly if he is dismissed and scholarship is taken away……

  3. necr0philia says: Feb 8, 2013 5:52 PM

    Marijuana is NOT a drug! Case needs to be thrown out…….

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