Lecorn charged with marijuana possession; Clements suspended

Updated: February 18, 2008, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

CAYCE, S.C. -- South Carolina receiver Dion Lecorn was arrested at an apartment complex and charged with marijuana possession.

The 19-year-old freshman was released on his own recognizance after spending the night in jail.

A police report says the player from Ocala, Fla., and two other men told police they had been smoking marijuana Sunday night in a car at the complex, about 10 miles from the university. An officer on patrol smelled the marijuana when she came over to the car to tell the men to turn down the music.

Police said they found a burnt marijuana cigarette in the ashtray during a search and Lecorn indicated it was his.

It was not immediately clear if Lecorn had a lawyer. Telephone and e-mail messages left for Lecorn were not immediately returned.

Lecorn and a second player in the car, freshman receiver Matt Clements, have been suspended from the team, according to a statement from coach Steve Spurrier.

Lecorn had 27 catches for 315 yards and three touchdowns last season, and Clements played in two games.


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