North Carolina University linebacker Quan Sturdivant was arrested July 10 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, a school spokesman confirmed Monday.

“We are disappointed in Quan’s actions over the weekend,” coach Butch Davis said in a prepared statement released to the media. “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.”

According to reports, Albemarle Police Chief Ronnie Michael says Sturdivant was cited on the misdemeanor charge during a routine traffic stop. The charge is a misdemeanor because Sturdivant possessed less than a half-ounce of the drug. Sturdivant will appear in court in Stanly County on Aug. 2.

Sturdivant, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team selectee in 2009, led his team with 79 tackles and was second with 12 tackles for a loss. He also recorded one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He turned down the NFL, choosing to come back for his senior year but this incident might have hurt his stock for next season.

 

MauriceA.Berry

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