If we still had ye olde “Days Without An Arrest” ticker around these parts, it’d be the (gasp!!!) devil’s lettuce triggering yet another reset back to double zeroes.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Appalachian State’s Corey Sutton was arrested one week ago today and charged with possession of marijuana. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop made by a Boone Police Department officer initiated by the driver’s side headlight being out on the wide receiver’s Camaro.
Included in the police report was a rather odd detail that, as the arresting officer was speaking to other officers who had arrived on the scene, Sutton allegedly consumed marijuana that was the center console of his vehicle. That consumption came after Sutton had admitted to the officer that he had been smoking marijuana and there was additional weed in said center console.
A subsequent search of the vehicle led to additional marijuana being found and Sutton’s arrest.
A statement attributed to head coach Eli Drinkwitz said that the football program is aware of the incident, with any repercussions being handled internally.
Sutton, whose rancorous exit from Kansas State included then-head coach Bill Snyder‘s inexplicable decision to publicly reveal a pair of failed drug tests on the receiver’s part, sat out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. During his first on-field season at ASU, Sutton led the Mountaineers in receptions (44), receiving yards (773), receiving touchdowns (10) and yards per catch (17.6).
The touchdowns also led the Sun Belt Conference and were tied for 21st nationally.