Sunday November 29th, 2015 7:25AM

Georgia basketball player arrested, off team

By The Associated Press
ATHENS -- Georgia forward Brandon Morris has been kicked off the basketball team Monday following his arrest on a marijuana charge.<br /> <br /> The Athens-Clarke County Jail said Morris was arrested early Sunday and later posted bond. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.<br /> <br /> Morris was suspended for three games last season for a violation of team rules. Coach Mark Fox said on the team's website that Morris has a "very clear understanding of our expectation. Unfortunately, I've had to dismiss him from our team."<br /> <br /> Morris, a junior with 45 career starts, was set to return as one of four starters for a team that won 20 games last season before losing to Louisiana Tech in the second round of the NIT. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds.<br /> <br /> A copy of the Athens-Clarke County police report emailed to The Associated Press stated that Morris was the owner of a black 2014 Dodge Challenger parked downtown and searched at 2 a.m. by officer N. McFaddin. Morris was booked in the jail over an hour later.<br /> <br /> In his report, McFaddin wrote that Morris "was turned over for transport to the jail very quickly because a large crowd had gathered" that was "boisterous and aggressively questioning the reason for the contact with Morris."<br /> <br /> The report states that Morris was charged with possession of 18 grams of "high grade marijuana" and possession of a digital scale.<br /> <br /> Georgia law states that possession of under an ounce of marijuana - or 28 grams - is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to 12 months and a $1,000 fine.<br /> <br /> Morris' alleged possession of a scale caused the charge to be upgraded to a felony for intent to distribute.<br /> <br /> Fox wrote on the Bulldogs' website that "we've offered Brandon as much help as we can as he leaves" and "hope that he can continue his career somewhere else."
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 10 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 10 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 10 months ago )
Jackets, Mississippi St. clash in Orange Bowl
No. 10 Georgia Tech has the nation's second-ranked rushing offense. No. 8 Mississippi State has held seven of its 12 opponents under 125 yards on the ground.
5:04PM ( 10 months ago )
Ole Miss defense braces for TCU offense in Peach Bowl
Mississippi and TCU were part of the playoffs story in 2014. Each team was part of the chase. Each team fell short of the coveted semifinals.
5:01PM ( 10 months ago )
Kiffin shining again after season of redemption
Lane Kiffin was modest in his goals and complimentary about the team he'll be facing in the Sugar Bowl. He went on and on about how much he's learned from Nick Saban, while insisting it's no big deal when his boss yells at him. Very un-Kiffin-like, you might say.
11:02PM ( 10 months ago )
College Sports
Run game, defense helps Dogs seal victory over Jackets, 9-win campaign
Mark Richt trotted over to a corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium, where the Georgia band played and the red-clad faithful had nothing but cheers for the embattled coach.
11:59PM ( 7 hours ago )
Watson puts up 4 TDs and No. 1 Clemson moves to 12-0 with 37-32 win over South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson isn't giving up on Clemson's step-by-step approach, not when it's worked so well. Watson had another big day, running for three touchdowns and passing for a fourth...
11:58PM ( 7 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Vikings bounce back from loss with win over Paideia
Jacquen Hopkins led four players in double figures with 14 points as East Hall beat Paideia 68-54 Saturday in the Hoopsgiving Classic at Holy Innocents High School.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:57PM ( 7 hours ago )
Girls basketball: East Hall knocks off Alabama state champs in Hoopsgiving Classic
The East Hall girls knocked off defending Class AAAAAAA Alabama state champion Huntsville 65-37 Saturday in the Hoopsgiving Classic at Holy Innocents High School.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:50PM ( 7 hours ago )
Dogs drop tough road game at Seton Hall
The Georgia men’s basketball team (2-2) lost a hard-fought game on the road,69-62, to the Seton Hall Pirates (5-0) Saturday night at the Prudential Center. The Bulldogs were led by by forward Yante Maten, who poured in a career-high 21 points.
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:23PM ( 9 hours ago )