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Two Mizzou players facing pot charges

Aarion Penton AP

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.

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13 Responses to “Two Mizzou players facing pot charges”
  1. phillyphanatic77 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:38 PM

    Sucks these kids education and college careers are in jeopardy for what 75% of college students partake in. Time to stop clogging up the legal system with non-violent offenders like this. Especially 18-20 yr olds. And that’s not even counting all the tax dollars wasted on people serving prison time for possession.

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Mar 17, 2014 6:08 PM

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

  3. meatcarroll says: Mar 17, 2014 6:13 PM

    Two teenagers caught with marijuana?! Better give them the electric chair!

    God, our legal system is such a joke.

  4. pike573 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:52 PM

    Hey derek you missed the Big Ten sexual assault in the previous post. Where’s your Big Ten chant?

  5. nicofthenorthstar says: Mar 17, 2014 7:56 PM

    Oh my gosh! Stop the presses! POT!

  6. seanb20124 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:39 PM

    Only surprise is that Dorial not involved

  7. onlyoneleft says: Mar 17, 2014 8:43 PM

    Mizzou, you don’t have to sweat this stuff. Every day in the SEC.

  8. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Mar 17, 2014 9:27 PM

    Yep, more high caliber young men! Go Missouri, fitting right in the SEC!

  9. normtide says: Mar 17, 2014 10:17 PM

    Dereckgorganstsr- did you post on the Wisconsin sexual assault story just prior to this one? Of course not. Your the definition of a hater.

    If smoking pot was truly that awful, America’s graduation rate would be 7%.

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Mar 17, 2014 10:58 PM

    In the mean time, an airplane was missing and Russia annexed Crimea. I doubt that drugs were involved in either instance, except maybe in the White House.

  11. dhardy8207 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:50 AM

    For the haters;

    3/18/2014 — Georgia wide receiver Uriah LeMay, defensive back Tray Matthews, defensive lineman John Taylor (no relation) and defensive end James DeLoach charged with theft by deception.

    3/17/2014 — Missouri cornerbackAarion Penton and safety Shaun Rupert charged with suspicion of possessing fewer than 35 grams of marijuana.

    3/12/2014 — Washington State cornerback Daquawn Brown charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault.

    2/27/2014 — East Carolina wide receiver Danny Webster charged with driving while intoxicated.

    2/26/2014 — Colorado defensive back Jeffery Hall charged with suspicion of second-degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, obstruction and possession of alcohol by a minor.

    2/25/2014 — Louisville linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad charged with lewd and lascivious behavior involving a victim between the ages of 12 and 16.

    2/24/2014 – Texas A&M defensive lineman Isaiah Golden charged with possession of marijuana, while Aggies linebacker Darian Claiborne was charged with disorderly conduct.

    2/18/2014 — TCU wide receiver LaDarius Brown charged with marijuana possession.

    2/18/2014 — Vanderbilt defensive line coach Vavae Tata charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

    Walmart food caper nets Wazzu player an arrest.

    4 out of the last 10 post on the police blotter are for players in legal hot water that play in the SEC. The other 6 are from other conferences.

    Secondly, the SEC is comprised of players from all over the country. Every conference has its share of youngsters getting in to legal trouble. However, shallow, narrow-minded, ignorant people are the only ones that find it hard to comprehend that…

  12. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Mar 18, 2014 10:40 AM

    Right the other 6 are from other conferences, Conference USA 1, Pac 12 3, Big12 1, American conference 1. Sec 4, so any way you say it the SEC has the highest percentage of criminals! Yes i know you guys pic your trash from all over the country, but that doesn’t make it any lees trashy!

  13. normtide says: Mar 18, 2014 2:26 PM

    Wishful- SEC players getting started for weed gets 50 posts. Wisconsin player gets arrested for sexual assault, nothing. Makes sense that more stories about SEC are written, cause they get the attention. Remember that when you claim the media pushes the sec on you. On Mar 18, 2014 9:40 AM, “CollegeFootballTalk” wrote:

    > iwishwvuwouldbeatbama commented: “Right the other 6 are from other > conferences, Conference USA 1, Pac 12 3, Big12 1, American conference 1. > Sec 4, so any way you say it the SEC has the highest percentage of > criminals! Yes i know you guys pic your trash from all over the country, > but that “

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