Report: Police found small amounts of marijuana, possible cocaine in Marshall Henderson’s car
Police allegedly found marijuana and what appeared to be cocaine in Marshall Henderson’s car two months prior to being indefinitely suspended by Ole Miss, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The school announced its discipline of Henderson Wednesday for “a violation of team rules.”
From the Wall Street Journal:
Henderson was pulled over May 4 on suspicion of speeding, and Oxford Police officer Shane Fortner smelled marijuana in Henderson’s vehicle, according to the police report. Henderson gave Fortner a bag containing “a small nugget of marijuana,” according to Fortner’s report, and a search by a police dog turned up a clear plastic bag that contained “a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine,” a report from another officer, Mark Hodges, said.
Hodges’s report notes that the district attorney wouldn’t prosecute if the bag contained less than one-tenth of a gram of cocaine.
CBSSports.com reported the suspension was due to the senior guard failing multiple drug tests.
Henderson averaged 20.1 points per game last season. He gained notoriety for taunting opponents and fans while helping the Rebels win the SEC tournament championship and advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.
Henderson had a history of legal troubles prior to joining the Ole Miss program.