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Another TCU receiver arrested on marijuana charge


TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter was arrested Tuesday night and charged for possession of marijuana. He was released from jail Wednesday morning according to The Star-Telegram.

Carter was pulled over while driving a Lexus belonging to Alexis Harris. Harris was also charged for possession of marijuana and is the owner of the vehicle, which alerted police of a warrant hit during a routine patrol. Because of the warrant hit on the Lexus, police pulled over the car and discovered the marijuana allegedly in possession of Carter and Harris. Harris had other outstanding warrants, according to the Star-Telegram report.

This is another blow for Carter at TCU. Heading into the fall Carter was expected to be one of the top offensive players after taking some time off last season at the end of the season to deal with some personal issues. He has been absent from spring drills to focus on academics over football. The 2013 season started with Carter battling a hand injury as well.

Time will tell how TCU responds to this arrest of Carter. The Horned Frogs have already dismissed one receiver this spring. LaDarius Brown was removed from the roster in February following a marijuana possession arrest. If Carter is removed from the roster as well, the depth at receiver would take a serious hit, putting much pressure on Josh Doctson (sophomore) and Ty Slanina (freshman).

TCU receiver depth takes hit with dismissal, but Frogs maturing at position

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A day after reports said TCU wide receiver LaDarius Brown was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession, the Horned Frogs decided to cut ties. According to a report by the Star-Telegram, the school confirmed the decision through a release.

“Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program,” TCU athletics said in a release. “This is very unfortunate. We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field. At some point, they have to govern themselves. It’s a sad day for everyone.”

Brown was TCU’s third-leading receiver in 2013 with 393 receiving yards and five touchdowns. In 2012 Brown accounted for 385 yards and five touchdowns. Losing Brown for 2014 is a problem for the Horned Frogs, but TCU will feature a maturing receiving unit in 2014. Josh Doctson (sophomore) and Ty Slanina (freshman) owned starting jobs in TCU’s final game of the regular season in 2013, and Brandon Carter will be back for his senior season. Carter struggled at times in 2013 but will look forward to a bounce back season with more consistent play down field in 2014.