Two playing members of the Missouri football team were among the four athletes who “stepped into it” in a legal sense over the weekend, which once again means that the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker has been set back to double zeroes.
According to the Kansas City Star, cornerback Aarion Penton and safety Shaun Rupert were arrested Saturday night on a charge of suspicion of possessing fewer than 35 grams of marijuana. Two Mizzou men’s basketball players were arrested on the same charge as well.
The charges came after police stopped Rupert’s vehicle because of an expired license plate. It was at that point the officers noticed the smell of the good herb wafting from the 2008 Dodge Charger. “Swisher Sweets cigarillos containing what a field test determined to be marijuana,” were found during the course of a search, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The school has confirmed that Cheech and Chong have been indefinitely suspended, meaning their availability for spring practice, which starts Tuesday, is up in the air.
Penton played in all 14 games as a true freshman in 2013, starting two of those contests. He entered spring practice as one of the Tigers’ starting corners.
Rupert took a redshirt for his true freshman season last year.