Sturdivant Cited For Marijuana Possession

Sturdivant Cited For Marijuana Possession

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina starting linebacker Quan Sturdivant was cited for possession of marijuana in Albemarle, N.C. on Saturday morning.

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." Recommended Stories

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Inside Carolina's postgame coverage includes video of Roy Williams's postgame press conference following UNC's exhibition game against Fayetteville State. The head coach spent…

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The identity of North Carolina’s fifth starter had been a question mark heading into the preseason. Freshman Justin Jackson turned it into an exclamation point.

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina and Virginia will renew the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” in an ACC Coastal Division tilt at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN).

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


1,723 Fans online