CHENEY, Wash. -- Theo Davis, suspended from the Gonzaga
basketball team after he was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana
possession, agreed Thursday to community service and life skills
classes in a deal that could erase the charge.
Davis was arrested Feb. 9 in Cheney with Gonzaga forward
Josh Heytvelt. Police said they found a partially burned marijuana
cigarette in Davis's pocket. Heytvelt recently received a diverted
sentence after hallucinogenic mushrooms were found in his car.
Davis appeared in Cheney Municipal Court, where he agreed to do
10 hours of community service and take life skills classes. The
court issued a continuance until May 2008, meaning the case will be
dismissed if Davis isn't arrested on similar violations by then.
"Right now I just want to get a chance to apologize to my
teammates, coaches and my family and the community and Gonzaga for
the embarrassment I caused," Davis said after the hearing.
"Hopefully I can get this behind me and start over on a new
Both he and Heytvelt were placed on indefinite suspension from
the team after their arrests, but coach Mark Few said they have
continued to attend classes. Both face additional sanctions through
the university's student life system.
Davis, a 6-foot-9 freshman forward from Brampton, Ontario,
redshirted last season because of a shoulder injury.