The Duke football team, no strangers to controversy, have yet another legal issue on their hands.
According to a report by the Durham Herald-Sun, the team’s linebacker, Tyree Glover, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with trafficking cocaine. Shortly thereafter, the sophomore was released from the team by coach David Cutcliffe for “conduct unbecoming of a member of the program.”
The report cited spokeswoman, Kammie Michael, saying that police confiscated 29.6 grams of powder cocaine and 72.4 grams of marijuana in the seizure. It was at that point that Glover was charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana and cocaine with the intent to sell and deliver.
Glover played in 11 games last year, and started in one. In 2009, he played in 12 games and also started once.
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Interestingly, the Durham Herald-Sun mentioned that Glover is now the fourth player from Cutcliffe’s first recruiting class in 2009 to get into trouble with the law. John Drew, Brandon Putnam and Kyle Griswould were all kicked off of the team in 2010 after being arrested on firearms charges.