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Missouri running back arrested, opens door for Snell as top freshman


Believe it or not, Benny Snell hasn’t been the best freshman running back in the Southeastern Conference, statistically.

No, that honor goes to Missouri’s Damarea Crockett, who has carried the ball for 1,064 yards this season with almost seven yards per touch. Crockett currently has a 56-yard lead on Snell on the year, and with one last game against an Arkansas team that gives up over 200 rushing yards, Crockett was all set to take the SEC’s freshman rushing crown.

But then something happened over the weekend that opened the door for Snell to take the lead: Crockett smoked some marijuana, and was arrested for it.

Hours after Crockett set two Missouri freshman rushing records, a University of Missouri Police officer was checking campus parking lots and spotted a vehicle on Lot AV 14, off Ashland Gravel Road on the east part of Mizzou’s campus. In the vehicle, Crockett was found with marijuana and was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams, MUPD Major Brian Weimer said. It was 4:17 a.m. Sunday. [Missourian]

He has been suspended for Missouri’s season finale.

Now, with a little help from Crockett’s funny-smelling cigarettes, Snell needs only 57 yards to be league’s top rookie on the regular season. (Barring a monster game by Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams.)

Go get ’em, Benny.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Missouri running back arrested, opens door for Snell as top freshman

  1. david8577
    11:19 am November 22, 2016 Permalink

    I love me some Benny Snell and hope he gets more accolades. I even considered writing him in as my vote for president. But when as a country are we going to stop this nonsense of arresting people for a plant?

    • runningunnin.454
      12:21 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

      True, it grows wild on the side of country roads all over the south; entirely too much money wasted on this.

    • RealCatsFan
      12:58 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

      I agree, after all, it is now legal for recreational use in several states. There are much more serious things for police to concern themselves with.

    • damage_control
      3:25 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

      Yea! And it even grows…errr….wild…right in my back yard amongst some cedar trees!!

  2. UK Football BRO
    11:47 am November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Mo RB still will have played in more games than Benny.

  3. Kevin C
    11:47 am November 22, 2016 Permalink

    LOL, you can see he’s stoned in the mugshot.

  4. sincitycat
    11:53 am November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Marijuana needs to be made legal on the federal level but I see no hope for that now.

  5. FatSparxxx
    12:35 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

  6. Souf beach Lou
    12:58 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Kind of a douche move to put this dudes mug shot up there don’t you think?

  7. Shagaris Sock Puppet
    1:23 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    officer: “Hey kid what you got in that car?” Player: “sir, this is just a cigarette, I bought it from the store, down the street.” Officer: “Oh good, its not that evil marijuana plant. You paid your taxes, its OK son, get lung cancer, this stuff is very addictive, but you paid your dues, everyone involved is happy and within the law.” Player: “what if in 10 years though I have COPD, lung cancer or gum disease? I don’t want one of those buttons to talk through or a hole in my throat!” Officer: “Son, its perfectly legal, even if the surgeon general warns you that its severely harmful to your body, you can still buy a pack and smoke them every day. Trust me, im an officer of the law, I know whats good and not good for you. That marijuana though son, stay away! You will never play a day in the NFL if you use that stuff! Its the devil I tell you.” Player: “I heard that marijuana has never killed anyone at all, there’s even ex NFL players that are seeking to get it legal because its more beneficial than pain killers. Sir no disrespect, but id rather smoke a joint than a cigarette after thinking about it. Its been a long year, Ive played 9 games and put my body through hell! I put my legs on the line, played injured and sometimes just overwhelmed physically and mentally! I could use the benefits this plant brings me.” Officer: ” Now that you mention it kid, I also have put my life on the line, been physically and mentally tired and I could use a mental escape from this madness that’s impacted every police officer this year!” Player: “so does this mean I can fire this J up and we both go grab a few burgers and relax a bit?” Officer: “who am I kidding, id lose my job over that joint, sorry son, but im going to have to arrest you for this one. I hope you learn your lesson here, marijuana’s bad!” Player: “This world is so contradicting, I learned today that something that kills you is OK in societies eyes, but something that heals you and doesn’t harm you is not? I guess because it doesn’t get taxed or regulated, because of those two reasons, its all of a sudden bad for you? Im confused sir and im in college, I thought I was bright and ahead of the curve?”

    -Bored at work

    • damage_control
      3:21 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

      I like it- one editor’s note though. Since we’re talking about a Missouri cop, you should substitute “Boy” in for all instances of “Kid” and “Son”.