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Clemson Tigers Star Wideout Sammy Watkins Arrested Early This Morning

Update: Sammy Watkins was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance. 

The beat drums on with off-season arrests in the world of college football, as it is being reported that Clemson Tigers star wideout Sammy Watkins has been arrested by University police and booked into the City of Clemson’s holding facility early this morning.

As a freshman, Watkins caught 82 passes for 1219 yards and 12 touchdowns, and was visible throughout the 2011 season on the Heisman Trophy watch list. Entering the 2012 ACC season, Watkins is considered the best receiver in the league, if not one of the country’s brightest. A Heisman campaign is again perfectly reasonable to expect in 2012 if he puts up the same numbers as he did in 2012.

Chief Jimmy Dixon of the Clemson City Police would only confirm that Watkins had been arrested and would not provide additional details regarding the arrest, directing reporters to the University of Clemson Police Department.

Sammy Watkins could return in 2012 as one of the nation’s top wideouts, depending on the nature of this morning’s arrest and also the stability of quarterback Tahj Boyd, who showed both moments of brilliance and wild inconsistency during the 2011 campaign.

As details are released we will make sure and provide updates about the details of the arrest.

Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports. If you enjoy his takes, you can follow Kris on Twitter, check out his personal Facebook page, or stop by his personal Tumblr page. 

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