Veteran DB Davis No Longer With Lions

The senior-to-be has been dismissed for violation of team rules. But he is still enrolled at the university.

It has not been a good month for Penn State defensive back Da'Quan Davis. In fact, it's apparently been so rough that he is now a former Nittany Lion DB.

According to court documents, on May 18 Penn State police charged the 20-year-old Davis with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage purchase of alcohol -- all stemming from an alleged May 9 incident.

Separate court documents indicate that also on May 18, Pennsylvania State Police charged Davis with exceeding the maximum speed limit. This stemmed from an alleged May 5 incident.

All of the charges, which were summary or misdemeanor, were filed in Centre County.

“Da’Quan Davis is no longer a member of the Penn State football team due to a violation of team rules,” PSU coach James Franklin said in a prepared statement. “We appreciate Da’Quan’s contributions to the program and wish him success in the future.”

On a promotional tour in New York Wednesday, Franklin told he Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, That's also why we don't (comment) if we don't have to because I want him to be able to focus on graduating and finishing up his academics.”

Davis, who turns 21 June 17, is slated for a June 24 preliminary hearing on the first set of charges.

The 5-foot-10, 174-pounder would have been heading into his senior season with the Lions. He saw his most significant action as a true freshman in 2012, playing in every game. He only played in five games last season, making three tackles.

He was not expected to vie for a starting spot in 2015 but likely would have contributed on special teams.

Davis is listed as a journalism major in the Penn State directory.

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