Report: Missouri star freshman RB Damarea Crockett arrested for drug possession
One of the lone bright spots for Missouri this season has been the play of true freshman running back Damarea Crockett. The true freshman just broke the school’s freshman rushing record last weekend against Tennessee but now finds himself in some legal trouble after reportedly being arrested.
According to Mark Kim of KOMU Sports, Crockett was arrested Sunday morning for possession of marijuana.
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) November 21, 2016
According to KOMU’s coverage of Crockett’s arrest, Crockett was the only one arrested by the police:
MUPD officers arrested Damarea Crockett at 4:17 a.m. after they found him in a car with a few other people in a parking lot. Major Brian Weimer said Crockett was the only one accused of having marijuana, so he was the only person arrested.
In his first season in Columbia, Crockett has racked up 1,062 rushing yards and five scores on the ground. While his season totals are impressive, the last two weeks may have been his best two games, as Crockett gained 379 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee and Vanderbilt combined.
Missouri is scheduled to host Arkansas Friday, which happens to be Crockett’s home state team. The Razorbacks did not offer Crockett a scholarship – something which clearly still lingers with the freshman. Here’s a comment Crockett had about the game Saturday following his big performance against Tennessee:
Little Rock native Damarea Crockett asked about playing the Hogs next week: "Sheesh. Let’s go. Let's do it. Let’s get it on."
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 20, 2016
Missouri has announced Crockett will be suspended for the Arkansas game.