W. Kentucky assistant Covington faces drug charges

Updated: April 12, 2006, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky graduate assistant Kristina Covington, once the team's most valuable player, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance near a school.

Covington was arrested Monday along with four others at a house in Bowling Green. Marijuana was found in the house, according to police.

She has been suspended from athletic activities pending the outcome of the case, athletic director Wood Selig said. Covington was a 2003 all-Sun Belt selection and an all-Sun Belt tournament pick.

She was charged along with Christy Elliot; Anthonius Duncan; Montez Cox; and John McCloud. Cox and Elliot were also charged with evidence tampering.

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