Four UL-Lafayette players arrested, suspended for marijuana
Lafayette, LA (Sports Network) - Four players from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette football team have been arrested and suspended on suspicion of growing marijuana.
The Lafayette Advertiser on Tuesday revealed that sophomore quarterback Blaine Gautier, sophomore cornerback Rodney Gillis, junior linebacker Devon Lewis- Buchanan and junior safety Chris Richard were arrested Monday afternoon for alleged cultivation of marijuana, which is a felony offense in Louisiana.
According to the paper, the four players were brought into custody after an anonymous tip from someone living in the same apartment complex as the players notified security, who in turn alerted the police.
The paper quoted a Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force news release as saying eight small marijuana plants were found on the balcony of the unit shared by all four men.
According to the paper, all but Richard have been released from jail on bail on $20,000 bond.
The university released a brief statement Tuesday morning saying all four players have been suspended indefinitely from the team pending a review of the situation by the athletic department.
04/20 19:39:22 ET