Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Florida State basketball recruit arrested for eating pot

See also

A junior college basketball recruit for Florida State University was arrested for allegedly eating marijuana so that he could conceal it from the police. ESPN reported on Jan. 21, 2014, that basketball forward Cinemon Bowers was arrested with two teammates after a traffic stop.

The 20-year-old Bowers committed to Florida State back in Sept. of 2013.

SEE: Warren Buffet offering $1 billion for a perfect March Madness 2014 bracket

Bowers and teammates Torian Graham (20) and Jamaar McKay-Taylor (19) were pulled over by the Marianna Police Department and officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the car.

The three basketball players ate the marijuana in order to try and conceal it from the officers after they were pulled over for speeding. All three were charged with tampering with evidence and taken over to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Chipola College, where they currently are enrolled, were suspended indefinitely by the school. Coach Patrick Blake says they will remain on suspension until all of the legal stuff pans out. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said he will "wait until I get all the complete information."

There has been no word from FSU as to how this may affect Bowers' transfer or eligibility.

For e-mail updates whenever a new article is posted, please subscribe at the bottom of the page and follow me on Twitter, GoogleBuzz, or join my group on Facebook and Celebrity Buzz.

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
    Video
    Video
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
    Sports
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
    Headlines
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison
    Video
    Video