Texas A&M Freshman DB Kenneth Marshall Arrested

Sebastian LenaAnalyst INovember 7, 2013

Sumlin can't be too pleased about this latest development.
Sumlin can't be too pleased about this latest development.Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for Texas A&M’s defense, freshman defensive back Kenneth Marshall was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle’s Jordan Overturf first reported the news:

Kenneth Marshall, a freshman defensive back on the Texas A&M football team, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills, university officials confirmed Thursday morning.

Alan Cannon, associate athletic director for media relations, said Marshall, who redshirted in 2012, has been suspended from all athletic activities in connection with his arrest.

According to Overturf’s report, a maintenance worker discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in Marshall’s apartment while conducting a routine check up of the air conditioning unit. He immediately contacted local police officers.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers found marijuana in a glass jar, plastic bags and a digital scale. They also found 32 pills of Buproprion—a drug used to treat depression—in a brown bottle without a label.

Marshall was arrested on Tuesday morning and released later that afternoon on a bond of $8,000. He has officially been charged with two class A misdemeanors for possession of marijuana between two and four ounces and possession of a dangerous drug.

He could face up to a year in prison and fines of up to $4,000.

It just adds to what has been a pretty lousy week for the redshirt freshman:

Aggies, #TAMU safety Kenneth Marshall (@Boon2Necklace) could use your prayers. He buried his father over the weekend.

— Mark Passwaters (@themarkup) November 4, 2013 

Rated a three-star safety by Rivals.com out of high school, a lot was expected out of Marshall.

Unfortunately, he has yet to see any playing time this season.