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Freshman Running Back Tirek Murphy Arrested

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I was a bit surprised that true freshman four-star running back Tirek Murphy did not see the field on Saturday, especially with King Doerue out. Now we know why, and it looks like we will have to wait a while longer for the four-star running back:

Freshman running back Tirek Murphy was arrested by Purdue police on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana Saturday morning before the Boilermakers’ opening game.

The four-star recruit was stopped by police while driving without his headlights on at 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to Capt. Song Kang. Police stopped him and reportedly smelled marijuana as they approached the vehicle, Kang said. Police then searched the vehicle and reportedly found about 30 grams of marijuana inside.

That wasn’t the type of carries we were expecting on Satruday. Here is the dramatized version:

If only he has been pulled over before this coming Saturday’s game in Illinois, where that kind of business is legal. Nevertheless, this is definitely an early setback.

Although Horvath didn’t get arrested for getting high during the game!

Jokes aside, 30 grams is the felony limit in Indiana, so... not good.