Two Arkansas State players have been arrested and accused of cocaine possession and subsequently suspended for the Red Wolves’ New Orleans Bowl game against Louisiana Tech on the 19th.
According to ArkansasOnline, seniors Tyler J. Trosin and Christopher Stone were arrested and booked on charges of “possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine.”
Head coach Blake Anderson addressed the matter briefly.
“Our football program has a high standard of conduct all our players are fully aware of, and not only expected to abide by, but also embrace,” said head coachBlake Anderson in a statement. “Our team is a family, and we have emphasized that while building a positive culture within our program. Sadly, two of our family members chose to go down a disappointing path that is highly unacceptable and won’t be tolerated by this team.
“Our players understand that unacceptable actions come with difficult consequences. Chris and Tyler will now have to face those consequences. Our team will use this as a teaching and learning opportunity, and we also wish Chris and Tyler only the best.”
The loss of Trosin isn’t so bad, as he is a wide receiver who was barely a factor, but Stone started all 12 games at defensive end and scored touchdowns on two fumble recoveries. They have already played their final games with the team but to make matters worse, the report alleges that more drugs were found on them after they were booked following the initial arrest. Needless to say, this doesn’t look good.
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