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2 Marshall Football Players Charged In Bar Scuffle

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Two Marshall University football players are facing misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident outside a Huntington bar.

Marshall coach Doc Holliday said in a statement that cornerback DeQuan Bembry and defensive back T.J. Drakeford were arrested early Sunday morning.

According to court documents, Bembry is accused of verbally assaulting an officer who was attempting to clear the downtown bar. Drakeford is accused of striking an officer in the chest.

Both players were in custody. Drakeford's bond was set at $15,000 while Bembry's bond was set at $5,500.

Bembry is charged with assaulting a police officer and public intoxication. Drakeford is charged with obstruction and battery of a police officer.

Both players have requested court-appointed attorneys.


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