Drug Charge Against Tarell Brown Dropped

Misdemeanor drug possession charges were dropped against Texas RCB Tarell Brown, the Travis County District Attorney's office announced late Friday afternoon.

The senior will still not play in Saturday's showdown against top-ranked Ohio State, according to ESPN.com, citing an unspecified team source. The weapons possession charge (Class A misdemeanor) against Brown remained, pending further investigation.

Brown and backup safety Tyrell Gatewood were charged early Monday morning with less than two ounces of marijuana. Both tested negative for marijuana and cocaine on Wednesday, according to their attorney Jamie Balagia.

Brown, Gatewood and former Longhorn linebacker Aaron Harris were arrested in the 7700 block of Interstate 35 at 2:48 a.m., Monday. Harris was driving Gatewood's car and, according to the probable cause affidavit, both Gatewood and Brown were asleep in the car at the time of the arrest. Harris admitted the marijuana was his and had been smoking marijuana before the sheriff's department picked him for swerving in a north bound lane, according to reports.

Balagia had previously said the .9mm handgun belongs to Gatewood and was used for recreational purposes only.

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