4 Georgia Southern football players arrested on drug charges

4 Georgia Southern football players arrested on drug charges

STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - A total of four Georgia Southern University football players have been arrested over the past two days on drug charges.

Eagle running back Wesley Kennedy III and defensive lineman C.J. Wright were arrested by Statesboro Police Monday on drug and gun charges. Both were released from the Bulloch County Jail on bond Tuesday.

Linebacker Chris Harris Jr. and cornerback Ephraim Kitchen were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

According to Bulloch County Jail records, Kennedy faces two counts of possession of a schedule one controlled substance, one count possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, one count of possession and use of drug related objects, and one count of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony.

Wright faces one count of possession of a schedule two controlled substance, one count of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and one count of possession and use of drug related objects.

Harris is charged with possession of a scheduled one controlled substance.

Kitchen is charged with possession of marijuana – less than an ounce.

Georgia Southern Athletics released a statement saying the four players have been suspended indefinitely for violations of athletics department policies.

The school’s student athlete handbook states any player arrested and charged with a felony will be suspended from team activity pending the outcome of the legal matter. Those arrested and charged with a misdemeanor involving alcohol or illegal substances will be suspended for the team’s next immediate contest.

The Eagles are scheduled to travel to Atlanta this Saturday to face rival Georgia State.

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