Burch was charged with selling marijuana


Mississippi State: Mississippi State suspended offensive
tackle Richard Burch on Tuesday after he was charged with selling

Richard Burch was charged with the sale of more than an ounce of
marijuana after a raid on his apartment in Starkville on Monday,
Sgt. Maurice Johnson of the Starkville Police Department said.

Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom suspended Burch from the
team for violating team and university policies, according to a
statement issued by the school.

The 21-year-old Burch started 11 games at left tackle in 2004.
He has started 25 of 30 games in three seasons at Mississippi

Two other men were also arrested with Burch, who was released
Monday night on $5,000 bond.

Nevada: A former running back for the Nevada football team was sentenced to five years' probation in connection with an incident that occurred in September 2003.

Joseph Bwire, 20, pleaded guilty in Washoe County District Court in October to
assault with a deadly weapon and attempted burglary.

He allegedly fired a single shot from a handgun as he tried to
flee after a residential burglary.

The assault charge carries a penalty of up to six years in state
prison and up to $5,000 fine. The attempted burglary charge could
lead to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Washoe District Judge Steven R. Kosatch sentenced him to 1-4
years on each count, then suspended the prison term and placed him
on probation.