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Missouri Freshman RB Damarea Crockett Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Missouri running back Damarea Crockett was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Sunday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri running back Damarea Crockett was arrested on Sunday morning, just hours after breaking the school’s freshman rushing record, for alleged misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Missouri coach Barry Odom, at his weekly press conference on Monday, said Crockett will not play on Friday when the Tigers host Arkansas in their season finale.

“If you have an arrest during the season, you are suspended for at least the next game," Odom said.

“Damarea’s done a lot of great things and he’s going to have a tremendous future," the coach added. "He realizes one decision obviously affects this football program and it affects him.”

Crockett ran for 225 yards and a touchdown in Missouri’s 63-37 loss at Tennessee on Saturday. His 1,062 rushing yards this season broke the freshman rushing record set by quarterback Brad Smith in 2002 and are the fourth most in the Southeastern Conference.

According to media reports, police officers found Crockett in a vehicle in a parking lot on the east side of the Missouri campus at 4:17 a.m. Sunday. He was arrested — possession of fewer than 35 grams of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor — issued a summons and released. The news was first reported by Mark Kim of KOMU Sports.

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