Colorado State guard to miss two games for pot charge

Updated: October 26, 2006, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State junior guard Tyler Smith, who was cited last summer for marijuana possession when he was pulled over in a car belonging to Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, will miss two upcoming exhibition games as punishment.

"This was a very unfortunate incident that brought negative attention to the basketball program. I have learned a very important lesson," Smith said in a written statement. "I want to move forward and be the best student that I can be and contribute to the basketball program."

Smith, who is expected to pay a fine to resolve the citation, will miss games against Regis University on Oct. 31 and Concordia (Montreal) on Nov. 3, coach Dale Layer announced Thursday.

Smith is a 6-foot-3 guard from Baltimore who transferred to CSU after playing at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., last season.

In July, He was stopped for traffic violations and given a summons for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Police said he was driving a 2005 Dodge Magnum registered to Anthony's company, Melo Enterprises.


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