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Suspended USF player facing pot charge

Chattanooga South Florida Football AP

And now we (probably) know the rest of the story.

USF head coach Willie Taggart announced Monday that three of his players are indefinitely suspended, including Terrence Mitchell.  No specific reasons for the suspensions were given.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, however, Mitchell was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana earlier this month.  The charge stemmed, so to speak, from a March 2 traffic stop.  From the paper:

According to the arrest report, the officer making a traffic stop at 11:54 a.m. smelled “the apparent plain odor of cannabis” upon contact with Mitchell, and when he took out his wallet to show ID, “a bag containing a green leafy substance was observed.”

No reason for the original traffic stop was given.  A court appearance has been scheduled for Monday.

Mitchell was the Bulls’ second-leading receiver last season, although Taggart and his staff decided earlier this offseason to move the senior-to-be to cornerback.

In confirming the suspensions, Taggart allowed that the door to a return was open for Mitchell as well as wide receiver Chris Dunkley and running back Bradley Battles.

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10 Responses to “Suspended USF player facing pot charge”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 19, 2013 7:57 PM

    Ugghhh, maybe it was oregano….sometimes my Wife sends me to the store for oregano and maybe the officer was mistaken……that’s my story and I’m sticking to it…..

  2. thefiesty1 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:25 PM

    Typical story —– nothing new.

  3. Deb says: Mar 19, 2013 11:12 PM

    Do we ever feel silly writing and reading pot stories about football players? Wonder if the cops ever feel silly arresting football players for misdemeanor pot possession? Did anyone else see the film L.A. Confidential? Will pot possession still be “hush hush” in another 60 years?

    If not … what will be write and read about?

  4. John Taylor says: Mar 20, 2013 2:23 AM

    Do I feel silly writing pot stories? No.

    Do I wish weed was legal so I didn’t have to write pot stories? Yes.

    Do I wish people would quit whining about other people writing stories about other people getting busted for something illegal? Hell yes.

    Do I think people that read this site will ever actually get it and not whine about it? Hell no.

  5. thegamecocker says: Mar 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    @John Taylor

    You said “Hell”….I can’t believe you used profanity in your response….very baadddddd!!

    So John, tell us about the time you smoked pot…. did you inhale? :)

  6. mcqphx says: Mar 20, 2013 8:45 AM

    Pot? Lol. This is a story?

  7. Deb says: Mar 20, 2013 12:13 PM

    Oh dear, oh dear … didn’t mean to piss you off, JT. For some reason reading this article made me think of the scandal over actor Robert Mitchum’s pot bust … which happened before I was born. Yes, my mind runs on mysterious tracks. Was just thinking aloud, so to speak.

    Nice, nice writer. Wanna cookie?

  8. thegamecocker says: Mar 20, 2013 12:42 PM

    @Deb

    LOL!! If you have home-made choc chippers, count me in…I’ll bring the skim milk. The Gamecocker

  9. tommy57 says: Mar 20, 2013 2:51 PM

    Gamecocker – SKIM milk? Why bother then?

  10. fatcamper says: Mar 20, 2013 4:33 PM

    Seems like the perfect time to claim glaucoma and hire this guy:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/charlie-crists-boss-john-morgan-to-lead-pot-initiative-in-florida/2109431

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