While it seems that North Carolina defensive back Malik Simmons is in the clear with the legal system, he may just still have some infractions to deal with over the next couple of weeks. Simmons was indefinitely suspended on July 24 after being charged with resisting arrest and misdemeanor marijuana charges.
He posted bail by paying the $1,000 bond. He had a court date set for Monday morning, but according to College Football Talk, he missed the date because he was at football practice.
Head coach Larry Fedora has reinstated Simmons and he looks to be back with the team preparing for the upcoming season.
Missing a court date is never a good thing to do, especially after being charged with a couple of misdemeanor offenses like Simmons had been. But with him being back on the team, it would seem that he doesn’t have any other legal issues to deal with.
Fedora was quoted as saying that UNC is now “waiting to see how things play out” in terms of Simmons’s future with the Tar Heels. For now, the team has the beginning of the season to worry about. The Tar Heels officially open the FBS season when they play the South Carolina Gamecocks on September 3.
Stay with Campus Sports for all the latest information on Simmons’s status in terms of the law and with the team.
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