Two North Carolina State football players are facing misdemeanor drug charges. Running back Shadrach Thornton and former safety J.J. Jones were both charged by N.C. State University police with simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Police were following up on a sexual battery case that has targeted Thornton as a possible suspect. No charges have been filed in the sexual battery case at this time, but Thornton has been indefinitely suspended by head coach Dave Doeren while the legal process plays out. Jones was already set to transfer to another program.
Thornton played 11 games this season and led the Wolfpack with 768 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season. He was also the team’s leading rusher in 2012 with 694 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman.