Two Mizzou players arrested on marijuana charges, suspended

According to the Columbia Tribune, two Mizzou football players were arrested on marijuana charges, along with two basketball players.

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Defensive backs Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert, along with basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, were charged with suspicion of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana Saturday night. Penton is a projected starter at corner, and Ruper is a reserve safety.

Columbia Tribune had the story.

Columbia Police officers pulled over a car driven by Rupert at 11:32 p.m. after seeing that the rear license plate was expired, Officer Latisha Stroer said. The traffic stop took place in the Commerce Bank parking lot at 501 E Broadway.

Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they made contact with Rupert, Stroer said. They located a Swisher Sweet cigarillos package containing a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.

Rupert, Penton, who was riding in the passenger seat, and Clark and Rector, who were riding in the back seat, were all arrested. Each was issued a summons and released.

Mizzou started spring practice last Tuesday, and Penton and Rupert have both been suspended, per athletic policy, pending internal review.

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