West Virginia WR Marcus Simms Arrested for DUI, Driving with Revoked License

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AMES, IA Ð NOVEMBER 26: Wide receiver Marcus Simms #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers pulls in a touchdown pass over defensive back Brian Peavy #10 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
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Authorities from the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department arrested West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Marcus Simms for allegedly driving under the influence Sunday morning, the Daily Athenaeum's John Lowe and Chris Jackson reported.

Simms was also driving with a revoked license.

On Monday, Simms was suspended for the first game of the 2017 season, per a WVU press release (via 247Sports).

"We have very high expectations for our student-athletes," said head coach Dana Holgorsen, "and they know that how we represent this university is more important than their contribution on the field. While every case is unique and discipline imposed is based on varying factors, this suspension is warranted. It is my hope that Marcus works hard to fulfill his obligation as a member of our community and as a member of our football program."

Officers had pulled Simms over for a broken taillight and arrested him after he failed sobriety tests. The Twitter account WV Jails shared his mugshot following his arrest:

Simms is entering his sophomore year with the Mountaineers. He saw limited time in nine games as a freshman in 2016. He caught six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.

Simms' best game came in West Virginia's 49-19 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones. He had three receptions for 76 yards and scored in the second quarter to give the Mountaineers a 21-13 lead.

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