Posted August 05, 2013

NC State RB charged with misdemeanor assault of a female

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Shadrach Thornton has been charged with a misdemeanor assault of a female. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT

Shadrach Thornton has been charged with a misdemeanor assault of a female. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT

NC State running back Shadrach Thornton has been charged with misdemeanor assault of a female and is set to appear in court Aug. 22, NC State Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Annabelle Myers confirmed.

Head coach Dave Doeren is aware of Thornton’s recent arrest, and Thornton has been suspended from the team. Doeren said there are certain standards he wants his team to adhere to and said Thornton did not live up to those standards.

Thornton led the Wolfpack in rushing last season as a freshman as he tallied 694 yards despite starting just four games last season. He ended the season with three consecutive 100-yard rushing efforts.

Head coach Dave Doeren spoke about Shadrach Thornton’s arrest:

“We were made aware of the situation in June and Shadrach was suspended immediately,” Doeren said in a statement Sunday night. “We have certain standards that we want our players to live by, on and off the field, and he did not live up to those standards. He had to earn his way back into team activities.”


2 comments
rhrobusto
rhrobusto

"Earn his way back onto the team?" Isn't his one of the "unacceptable offenses" that gets you automatically tossed from the team for good? Goes to show you what the coach and NC State is all about. Wonder what would have happened if he had uttered a gay or racial slur?

mystafugee
mystafugee

The head coach also stated that he needs to review their running backs before making a decision