LaDarius Brown removed from football team after arrest

Sophomore WR arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and had car seized after a traffic stop

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TCU wide receiver LaDarius Brown (85) is brought down by Kansas cornerback Greg Brown (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) LaDarius Brown's mugshot. (Photo courtesy of Fort Worth police.)

Sophomore wide receiver LaDarius Brown has been removed from the football team for violating team rules after he was arrested late Sunday night for suspicion of marijuana possession.

TCU Athletics wrote in a statement Tuesday afternoon that Brown is no longer on the football team.

"We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field," the statement said. "At some point, they have to govern themselves. It's a sad day for everyone."

According to a Fort Worth police department report, Fort Worth police seized the car that Brown was in as well as about two ounces of marijuana after making a traffic stop on the corner of West Berry Street and Bellaire Drive at 11:57 p.m. Sunday night.

Brown is not in jail at this time, according to Fort Worth County Clerk records.

As of 12:06 p.m. on Tuesday, Brown was not listed on the football team roster on gofrogs.com.

The university released a statement Tuesday afternon detailing the judicial procedure that Brown may now face.

"In general, if a student is alleged to be in violation of the University’s student code of conduct, they can face a hearing and then a judicial process that may result in disciplinary action from the University above and beyond any legal consequences the student might face," the statement said.

Brown played in all 12 games last season, racking up 36 receptions for 393 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

This story was updated at 5:24 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18.

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