Marijuana charge against TCU WR Brandon Carter dismissed

Brandon Carter was fourth on TCU's roster in 2013 receiving yards. (USATSI)
Brandon Carter was fourth on TCU's roster in 2013 receiving yards. (USATSI)

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TCU rising senior receiver Brandon Carter looked to be in some serious disciplinary trouble when he was arrested in April and charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop.

But the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday that Carter's case has been dismissed, with the Tarrant County district attorney's office confirming in a statement that the charge -- possession of less than two ounces of marijuana -- had been dropped.

“Upon further review, this office determined the evidence was insufficient to prosecute Carter," the statement said. "He was merely the driver of a vehicle owned by a passenger."

Carter's attorney told the Star-Telegram that video showed that the marijuana had been found in the purse of the vehicle's owner, who was riding in the passenger seat as Carter drove.

Though Carter still could face a punishment for a school-imposed code of conduct violation, the dismissal of the possession charge may be a highly positive development for the Horned Frog receiving corps. Carter took a leave of absence from the team in November and did not participate in spring practice in order to focus on academics.

But he remains the same player who finished second on the team to Josh Boyce in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2012 before seeing his numbers slip across the board in 2013. Assuming he remains with the team, a refocused Carter playing in his senior season could still reassert himself as the Frogs' No. 1 receiving target.

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