While the Pittsburgh Panthers football team is preparing for spring camps, one of their players has gotten up to some less-than-desirable extracurricular activities. Redshirt junior linebacker Carl Fleming was placed under arrest over the weekend on charges of drug possession and resisting arrest.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Fleming was arrested on Friday night outside One Stop Mini Mart in Oakland, PA.
As Fleming exited the store and got into his Ford Taurus, police approached and attempted to stop him for a traffic violation. Fleming pulled away and attempted to hit the marked police car before crashing into a guard rail, according to a criminal complaint.
Fleming then shoved a plastic bag containing marijuana in his mouth and started to swallow, authorities said. Officers pulled Fleming from the car and, after failing to remove the bag, punched him, successfully dislodging the drugs from his mouth, the criminal complaint states.
Authorities claim that the player resisted arrest while being handcuffed. He is currently being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and a preliminary hearing has been set for April 10.
Fleming has been suspended indefinitely by the Panthers as a result of the arrest.
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