Brandon Morris Dismissed from UGA Basketball Team

Junior forward Brandon Morris has been dismissed from the UGA basketball team, head coach Mark Fox announced today.

Morris was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

According to the police report obtained by the The Telegraph, Morris was found alone in a parked car in a motorcycle-only spot. He was approached by police who smelled the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle discovered more than one ounce (exact amount undisclosed) and a digital scale.

“This program has a strong expectation of citizenship and every one of our players understands this,” Fox said.  “This expectation does not mean that mistakes will not happen.  When they do I always deal with them appropriately.  Brandon had a very clear understanding of our expectation.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to dismiss him from our team.

“We’ve offered Brandon as much help as we can as he leaves, in hope that he can continue his career somewhere else.”

Last season, Brandon Morris averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He started 25 games and averaged 25.4 minutes per contest.

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  1. Jonathan

    Jul 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Not for nothing, but this is really a misdemeanor charge based on what I know of the case at this point. It’s a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, they are just trumping up the charge because of the scales, which most weed smokers have anyway. I believe it’s a little premature to dismiss him only for this, so I assume there are other things that play in to the dismissal decision.

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