The Albemarle Police Department confirmed that Sturdivant had less than half an ounce of pot in his possession when an officer stopped him in a Bojangles’ parking lot. The Class 3 misdemeanor charge could include a fine or up to 10 days in jail.
“We’re aware of the charge against him,” a UNC official told Inside Carolina on Sunday. “With this situation just occurring over the weekend, neither Coach Davis nor athletic director Dick Baddour have had a chance to talk to Quan, but will be doing so on Monday morning.”
Sturdivant, a native of Oakboro, N.C., is scheduled to appear in Stanly County court on Monday, Aug. 2. The Tar Heels report on Thursday, Aug. 5 and begin fall practice on Friday, Aug. 6th.
The senior middle linebacker was first-team All-ACC in ‘09 and led UNC with 79 tackles. He had 12 tackles for losses, including one sack, and scored a touchdown on a 49-yard fumble recovery.
Sturdivant has earned preseason All-America honors for 2010 and is on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. He is projected as a potential first-round draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Monday, 10 a.m. -- Butch Davis has issued the following statement:
"We are disappointed in Quan’s actions over the weekend. This is not the type of behavior we expect from our student-athletes. In addition to the outcome of the legal process, he also will face disciplinary action from within the football program beginning immediately."