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Herd’s leading rusher popped for underage consumption

Houston Marshall Football AP

For the second time this month, a member of the Marshall football program has found himself in the midst of an off-field issue.

According to the Charleston Daily Mail, running back Kevin Grooms was arrested by Huntington police Sunday morning and charged with (gasp!) underage consumption of alcohol.  An obstruction charge was tacked on for good measure.

The real kick in the footballs for Grooms?  He will turn 21 May 20.

“We are aware of Kevin’s situation and will handle it appropriately and internally,” the school said in a statement.

After redshirting as a true freshman, Grooms led Marshall last year 737 yards rushing and eight touchdowns, averaging 6.1 yards per carry.  He was named Conference USA’s Freshman of the Year following the 2012 season.

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5 Responses to “Herd’s leading rusher popped for underage consumption”
  1. bertenheim says: Apr 22, 2013 9:50 PM

    The news here is the cops, not the kid.

  2. mauldawg says: Apr 23, 2013 3:55 AM

    How is the story about the cops? It is always someone elses fault. These kids know you cant drink until you are 21. Did the cops pour it down his throat? He also gave a false name to the police,another no-no. MU has a history of signing kids that are nothing but trouble. If the couldn’t take props and criminals they couldn’t field a team. The always brag when they sign a name player. They sign them because they have no other place to go.MU is a thug school want to be.

  3. wustlumdnj says: Apr 23, 2013 4:11 AM

    If he lived in an extremely Conservative state that passed a “personhood” amendment stating life starts at conception, he could have sued up to the state supreme court claiming he is 21 because the definition of personhood had changed to begin 9 months earlier than birth

  4. mauldawg says: Apr 23, 2013 1:27 PM

    wuslumdnj Another stupid post.

  5. vincentbojackson says: Apr 23, 2013 9:32 PM

    All college graduates that never had a beer until they were 21 go ahead and throw the first stone.

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