Suspended Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson was apparently pulled over by Oxford police in May with small amounts of cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle, according to Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal.
Bachman cites police reports that indicated Henderson was pulled over on May 4 on suspicion of speeding in a car that a police officer thought smelled like marijuana. Henderson voluntarily gave the police officer a bag with a "small nugget of marijuana," and a police dog found "a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine." Henderson only faced charges for failure to provide proof of insurance; it's possible that the drugs found in the car fell below the threshold to merit prosecution.
Henderson's issues with drugs are known. In 2012, Henderson had tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and alcohol, landing him 25 days of jail time for violating his probation in a previous case where he tried to purchase marijuana with fake currency.
Henderson was suspended Wednesday by Ole Miss for "a violation of team rules," later reported to be a failed drug test. Neither Henderson, coach Andy Kennedy, nor Ole Miss has given any official reason for his indefinite removal from the team, nor a timeline for return.
It's not clear whether this is in addition to the reported failed drug test, or whether this is the incident that caused Henderson's suspension.
The 6'2 guard heading into his senior year averaged 20.1 points per game this past season, best in the SEC, and led the Rebels to their first SEC Tournament championship since 1981. His checkered past, flair for over-the-top behavior and interaction with fans, and desire to never, ever do anything besides shoot threes on the court made him a favorite during last year's NCAA Tournament, but his future in college basketball is unclear.