4 Wolfpack Football Players Face Drug Charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Four North Carolina State football players face drug charges after police found marijuana in their off-campus apartment.

Raleigh police say offensive tackle Jake Vermiglio and defensive tackles Markus Kuhn and J.R. Sweezy each were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the use of controlled substances.

All-Atlantic Coast Conference tight end George Bryan was charged with maintaining a dwelling for the use of controlled substances.

All charges are misdemeanors. The players were cited along with a fifth person early Saturday.

Coach Tom O'Brien says in a statement that he is aware of the situation and "appropriate action will be taken."


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    To Anonymous, Deadfish is being a coward about the situation. He knows ECU has more support than N.C. State (A.K.A. West Raleigh College) around this area. WITN should post the pictures of the State football players if they want to post the ECU players here. I'll say they should legalize marijuana, but I still think it's funny how there are West Raleigh college football players in trouble after there were so many Puppy fans that were bashing ECU. They can't say anything now. Next it will be Chapel Hole College that will receive this soon.
  • by Joker Location: Arkham Asylum on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    Why so quite Wolfpackers??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • by jollymon on Apr 28, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    And to think NCSU called ECU thugs! I bet this is a bitter pill to swallow, enjoy guys!
  • by PK on Apr 27, 2010 at 04:46 PM
    earl: You think that you made a good point, huh? Try again. Look up the recent history on Sweezy. Let me guess, message board rationale is not your strong point? Next time, check the facts before posting rubbish. Thanks.
  • by earl Location: winterville on Apr 27, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    to bud... it seems as if these players were in their own dwelling. no mention of them robbing anybody or assaulting law enforcement, one attribute ecu thugs require. if you are under 21 alchol is an illegal substance for you to consume, check the law...
  • by A1 on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:45 AM
    Bud, you hit the nail on the head. I couldn't agree more.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    I read about this on another site and some Pack fans are saying that the 4 players were also found in possession of a substance banned by the NCAA. WITN, will you please find out if this is true or not?
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Apr 27, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    Well my my my, how the tables have turned! The poster Hmm thinks that WITN has only reported this incident because people complained about their reporting ECU's player's infractions. What a sad excuse for self defense. I think it's funny that the majority of ECU's problems stem from alcohol, a legal beverage depending on your age, but this is a marijuana issue at NC Steak, an ILLEGAL substance regardless of who you are or how old you may be. They didn't even have to be smoking it, simple possession is enough to get arrested. Yet watch as how they will try to downplay this by trumping up ECU's problems. This comment board won't get a fraction of the comments that an article about ECU players would. Sad lonely Wuffs, you thought you were better than us, but now we see you were just throwing mud around trying to hide your own problems. This stings doesn't it? You're gonna have to unhinge your jaw to get your foot back outta your mouth!
  • by bikinibare on Apr 26, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    rutt rowww
  • by TexasPirate Location: Texas on Apr 26, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    Deadfish is still trying to figure out how to make this into an ECU issue,I can hear it already. The suspended players must have been forced into buying the pot from ECU players LOL!!
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