Sturdivant Cited For Marijuana Possession

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina starting linebacker Quan Sturdivant was cited for possession of marijuana in Albemarle, N.C. on Saturday morning.

The Albemarle Police Department confirmed that Sturdivant had less than half an ounce of pot in his possession when an officer stopped him in a Bojangles' parking lot. The Class 3 misdemeanor charge could include a fine or up to 10 days in jail.

"We're aware of the charge against him," a UNC official told Inside Carolina on Sunday. "With this situation just occurring over the weekend, neither Coach Davis nor athletic director Dick Baddour have had a chance to talk to Quan, but will be doing so on Monday morning."

Sturdivant, a native of Oakboro, N.C., is scheduled to appear in Stanly County court on Monday, Aug. 2. The Tar Heels report on Thursday, Aug. 5 and begin fall practice on Friday, Aug. 6th.

The senior middle linebacker was first-team All-ACC in ‘09 and led UNC with 79 tackles. He had 12 tackles for losses, including one sack, and scored a touchdown on a 49-yard fumble recovery.

Sturdivant has earned preseason All-America honors for 2010 and is on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. He is projected as a potential first-round draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Monday, 10 a.m. -- Butch Davis has issued the following statement:
"We are disappointed in Quan's actions over the weekend. This is not the type of behavior we expect from our student-athletes. In addition to the outcome of the legal process, he also will face disciplinary action from within the football program beginning immediately."

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