In an an unsurprising move, Georgia basketball head coach Mark Fox has dismissed forward Brandon Morris from the team following his arrest for drug-related charges on Sunday, according to the RedandBlack.com.
Morris was arrested and faces felony drug charges for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, making this his second strike for violating the school’s drug policy. Fox made the following statement regarding Morris’ dismissal from the team:
“This program has a strong expectation of citizenship and every one of our players understands this. This expectation does not mean that mistakes will not happen. When they do I always deal with them appropriately. Brandon had a very clear understanding of our expectation. Unfortunately, I’ve had to dismiss him from our team.”
Morris was suspended the first three games of last season for undisclosed reasons, and Fox had hoped his young forward had turned the corner and gotten himself straight.
The loss of Morris isn’t a huge blow, but it still hurts. He put in quality minutes and was one of Georgia’s starters for much of the season. His point/rebound/assist production probably won’t be difficult to replace, but experience is always a good thing to have on the roster.
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