Sunday, April 17, 2011
Aaron Riley DE, Jordan Griffin CB, Tim Lawrence LB, Sterling Johnson LB, Nathan Wade S Furman
It's not often that colleges lower than BCS conferences make it on Shot of Ginn, it takes something special. 5 players from Furman University join the the ranks today after their arrest this past Thursday.
Defensive End Aaron Riley, Cornerback Jordan Griffin, Linebackers Tim Lawrence and Sterling Johnson, and Safety Nathan Wade were all either arrested or cited after an undercover drug investigation that was preceded by police getting a tip about students selling narcotics on campus.The investigation led to search warrants on campus as well as in two hotels.
Riley (left) got the full brunt of the charges, getting charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribution of marijuana within a half mile of a school as well as getting cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains jailed on $11,713 bond.
Griffin (left middle) was also cited for possession of marijuana as well as being charged with charged with distribution of marijuana within a half mile of a school, distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He was released on $18,120 bond.
Lawrence (right middle) caught a full array of charges as well, getting charged with charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana within a half mile of a school, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute hash, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of distribution of marijuana and distribution of a manufactured drug other than crack cocaine near a school. He remains jailed on $26,093 bond.
Johnson (right) was arrested solely on a charge of interfering with police and later released on $1,093 bond, while Wade wasn't arrest and was simply cited for possession of marijuana. As for Wade, they found marijuana residue in his room during a search.
Aaron Riley, Tim Lawrence, and Jordan Griffin, obviously, kicked off the team, while Nathan Wade and Sterling Johnson have been suspended indefinitely from the team.
[Picture, and story, from our friends at Arrest Nation]