TCU dismisses WR LaDarius Brown after reported Sunday arrest

LaDarius Brown finished with 393 receiving yards in 2013. (USATSI)
LaDarius Brown finished with 393 receiving yards in 2013. (USATSI)
TCU has dismissed third-leading receiver LaDarius Brown after the rising junior wideout's Sunday arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession, the Star-Telegram and other outlets reported Tuesday.

Per police reports reviewed by the Star-Telegram, Brown was stopped by an officer at 11:35 p.m. Sunday and booked shortly thereafter. He is "expected to be charged with possession of marijuana."

TCU released a pair of unusually candid statements -- one from athletics, one from the university -- in announcing Brown's dismissal, officially for the usual "violation of team rules":

“Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program. This is very unfortunate. We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field. At some point, they have to govern themselves. It’s a sad day for everyone.”

“University students, like everyone else, face various choices each day. TCU tries to assist students by offering them a variety of educational resources to help make wise choices. In general, if a student is alleged to be in violation of the University’s student code of conduct, they can face a hearing and then a judicial process that may result in disciplinary action from the University above and beyond any legal consequences the student might face.”

As a sophomore, Brown appeared in all 12 Horned Frogs games, collecting 36 receptions -- good for a share of the team lead -- and 393 receiving yards. He leaves TCU with 778 career receiving yards and seven career receiving touchdowns.

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