Mizzou freshman running back Damarea Crockett was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with possession 35 or less grams of marijuana. The arrest came hours after Crockett broke the Mizzou single season rushing record by a freshman, held by Brad Smith, reaching 1,062 yards. Crockett will end the season stuck on that number.
“If they have an during the season, they’re suspended for at least the next game,” explained head coach Barry Odom on Monday during his weekly press conference. However, the coach is not losing faith in his star freshman.
“Damarea’s done a lot of great things, and he’s going to have a tremendous future. He realizes that one decision obviously affects this football program, and it affects him.”
Crockett’s suspension means that Ish Witter and Nate Strong will see the majority of the carries Friday afternoon when the Tigers meet Arkansas in the 2016 finale.
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