Ole Miss Guard Marshall Henderson Reportedly Suspended Because of Failed Drug Test
The bad news is back for Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson. On Wednesday afternoon, news emerged that Henderson had been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. CBSSports‘ Gary Parrish reported shortly thereafter that the suspension came as a result of failed drug test.
For those who know of Henderson and his past, none of this news certainly comes as any shock, but it’s certainly a disappointment. Henderson worked his way back to the Division I level this past season at Ole Miss and it paid off with huge dividends for head coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels. He averaged a conference-best 20.1 points per game this past season and led the Rebels to a victory within the NCAA Tournament. In turn however, Henderson’s antics were the center of national attention during the Big Dance and it presented a “what will he do next” feel throughout.
Well, Henderson has opted to return for his senior season at Ole Miss, but we will see just what type of impact this will have on his status moving forward. It’s being reported that his status is legitimately being labeled as “up in the air.” Henderson has been suspended indefinitely, but this is obviously not be his first time linked to drugs. He has served jail time in the past for a positive cocaine test while on probation, according to an investigative report from USA Today Sports.
The Rebels need Henderson and his production to have any chance of returning to the NCAA Tournament next season and it’s become clear that Henderson needs basketball and Ole Miss, but it’s a shame to see something like this happen again.
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