Mizzou freshman RB arrested on pot charge, suspended vs Hogs
Missouri running back Damarea Crockett (16) runs for yardage as he's chased by Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri freshman running back Damarea Crockett has been suspended for the season finale against Arkansas on Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession hours after setting the program's freshman single-season rushing record.
The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/2fLD1sf ) reports that university police found less than 35 grams of pot on Crockett at 4:17 a.m. Sunday as he and others were sitting in a vehicle parked in a campus lot.
Crockett ran for a career-high 225 yards Saturday in a 63-37 loss at Tennessee to push his season total to 1,062 yards. Quarterback Brad Smith previously held the record of 1,029 yards his freshman season.
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Coach Barry Odom says team policy requires a one-game suspension for any in-season arrest.