3 Ex-Duke Football Players Plead To Gun Charges

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Three Georgia men kicked off Duke University's football team won't return to school after pleading guilty to firearms charges.

Multiple media outlets reported the three freshmen from Georgia will serve a year's probation, perform community service and pay a $500 fine plus court costs. They pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing a weapon on educational property and carrying a concealed weapon.

John Drew and Kyle Griswould of Midland, Ga.; and Brandon Putnam of Peachtree City, Ga., were dismissed from the football team after their arrest in January.

They were charged after guns were fired in the air near a residence hall on the Duke campus. No one was hurt and a pistol was recovered.

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  • by Gorton's Fisherman on May 24, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    deadfish...deadfish...any deadfish out there? The water has been baited and waiting for a nibble. The message board awaits your insightful posts.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on May 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    Like I have said in the past, this stuff happens at other schools not just ECU. I wonder if deadfish will comment.
  • by Baker Location: Williamston on May 22, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    "Bud" and "devil4loaf", the key word is "another", as in another article about either another ECU player or worse yet, the same ECU players in trouble again and again, but still remaining with the team. You are right Dave, if I had to live in Durham I would carry a gun as well......wait......I live in Martin County.....where is my piece! Baykha!!!
  • by Bud Location: Washington on May 21, 2010 at 07:28 AM
    Absolutely correct devil4life. Ol' deadfish won't have one word to say about this because he tries to pretend that ECU's issues outweigh all other U's, including his own beloved USC. They're gonna have to change that S in USC from Southern to SANCTIONED! Now we see that you can be a complete idiot and still go to Duke.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on May 20, 2010 at 01:38 PM
    I do not blame them. If I had to live in Durham I would carry a gun as well.
  • by devil4life Location: greenville on May 20, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    I wonder how many negative comments if any this story will yeild. If it were another article about ECU atheletics the message board would be slammed w/ negative posts. I can't wait to hear deadfish's comments about this.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on May 19, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    This Duke story makes the ECU story about our football players urinating in the bushes sound less dramatic.

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