TCU receiver removed from team after arrest
TCU removed wide receiver LaDarius Brown from the team after his arrest Sunday night on suspicion of marijuana possession.
The university and the athletic department issued statements announcing Brown's dismissal. According to newspaper reports, he is expected to be charged with possession of marijuana after an officer stopped Brown's 2006 Ford on Sunday evening and arrested him after an investigation.
"Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program," the athletic department 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."
The school's statement read, "University students, like everyone else, face various choices each day. TCU tries to assist students by offering them a variety of educational resources to help make wise choices. In general, if a student is alleged to be in violation of the University's student code of conduct, they can face a hearing and then a judicial process that may result in disciplinary action from the University above and beyond any legal consequences the student might face."
Last season as a sophomore, Brown played in all 12 games and had 36 receptions, which tied for the team lead, and 393 receiving yards. He had seven career receiving touchdowns.