Bad news out of Athens for UGA fans today, as Georgia basketball forward Brandon Morris was arrested and is facing a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, per a report from the Athens Banner-Herald.
According Clarke County Jail online booking report, Morris was arrested by Athens Clarke County police and booked at 3:21 Sunday morning and was being held in the Clarke County Jail. He was released at 11:54 am on $2,500 bail.
This was absolutely some trouble that the Georgia basketball program did not need, especially from one of their upper-classmen and starters. Morris is a rising junior, and was the Bulldogs’ third leading scorer last season starting 45 games for the Dawgs over the last two seasons.
Unfortunately for Morris (and head coach Mark Fox) this is not his first run-in with the law or Georgia’s athletic department drug policy. He was suspended the first three games last season for undisclosed reasons which Fox said were both for on and off the court, and this would be Morris’ second violation of the school’s drug policy, meaning he is facing a suspension of no less than 30 percent of the 2014-15 season.
According to the Banner-Herald, Fox is aware of Morris’ arrest, but will not be releasing a statement today.
Over two seasons at Georgia, Morris has averaged 6.3 points, 1.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Looks like a new starting forward will be in order for at least part of the season, but this may be the last straw for Fox when it comes to Morris’ antics.
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