The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team recently conducted a drug raid in Statesboro, detaining a current player and two former players from the Georgia Southern football team on several charges. The trio faces individual counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.
Law enforcement supposedly located about one pound of high-quality marijuana at the residence the three men shared during the search. One of the men, a sophomore, reportedly resisted arrest, would not allow authorities access to his bedroom and bit an officer, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department. Once he was finally restrained, officers allegedly found a handgun in the room. He was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and felony resisting arrest. Police held him in custody as no bond was set. The school reported that he was suspended indefinitely following the incident until the legal process could run its course. At that time, the head coach and athletic director would determine if he should remain a member of the team. The sophomore was involved in only one game during the previous season.