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TCU receiver kicked off team after pot possession arrest

TCU receiver LaDarius Brown has been kicked off the team after being arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession Sunday night, the school announced in a release.

“Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program,” TCU athletics said in a release. “This is very unfortunate. We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field. At some point, they have to govern themselves. It’s a sad day for everyone.”

Brown, 22, who attended Waxahachie High School, was arrested at 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of West Bellaire Drive. He was booked into jail just 22 minutes later.

Brown was the team’s second-leading receiver in 2013 with 393 yards and two touchdowns, and tied for the team-lead with 36 receptions. He played in all 12 games for the Horned Frogs.

According to police reports, an officer was watching traffic at West Berry Street and West Bellaire Drive and stopped Brown, who was driving a 2006 Ford. An investigation was conducted and Brown was arrested.

The vehicle also was impounded, according to the report. No other details on the arrest were available.

The report indicated that Brown is expected to be charged with possession of marijuana.

Brown, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, would have been a junior next fall. He had 27 receptions for 385 yards and five touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

Two years ago this month, four TCU players were expelled after being arrested on charges of selling various drugs. During the 2012 season, quarterback Casey Pachall left the team to seek substance abuse treatment after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He rejoined the team three months later.

The university also released a statement, which said: “University students, like everyone else, face various choices each day. TCU tries to assist students by offering them a variety of educational resources to help make wise choices. In general, if a student is alleged to be in violation of the University’s student code of conduct, they can face a hearing and then a judicial process that may result in disciplinary action from the University above and beyond any legal consequences the student might face.”

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