The Ole Miss Rebels and head coach Andy Kennedy announced the decision to suspend their superstar play maker on Wednesday afternoon and it has been reported that the reasoning behind their choice was because Marshall Henderson failed multiple drug tests.
According to a report from ESPN, the decision has “been brewing for weeks,” and to those who know the back story involving Henderson and his past, this surely comes as no real surprise. Henderson has served jail time in the past for drug use, but this past season at Ole Miss appeared to be a key turning point for the star guard despite his on-the-court antics taking center stage. Henderson averaged 20.1 points per game this past season and he still has one more year of eligibility. However, his status with the team remains up in the air at this time.
Love him or hate him however, many college basketball fans would love to see Henderson back on the court next season, so if he can get the help that he needs and rebound from this most recent setback, he may be able to return to the Rebels for the 2013-14 season.
As for this latest report, well, Henderson was pulled over by police during a routine traffic stop on May 4 and the smell of marijuana led to him turning over a small bag of weed. Police dogs also found what appeared to be a small amount of cocaine.
In all however, Henderson was only cited for lack of proof of insurance during the stop in Oxford, Mississippi.
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