Last night, we learned that sophomore Ryan Cline was suspended for 3 games (1 exhibition, 1 scrimmage against West Virginia, and the season opener against McNeese) as he was arrested for possession for marijuana.
According to an affidavit for probable cause, Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Kenton Mustain was dispatched on June 27 to the area of Dunbar Road and State Road 38 just north of the intersection for an unresponsive person locked in a black Lexus.
Mustain said he found Cline unresponsive with his foot on the gas pedal and the engine revving. Mustain said Cline did not respond when he knocked on both the driver's and passenger's side windows. Mustain said he could not tell if Cline was breathing or not and thought he could be in medical crisis, so he decided to break out the passenger window.
After breaking the window, Mustain said he unlocked the door and turned off the ignition. He then performed sternum rubs to wake Cline up and called for medics because Cline "was not readily responsive and extremely lethargic." Mustain said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.
Mustain said he found a plastic bag containing green leafy substance as well as an orange prescription pill bottle with a small amount of green leafy substance in the middle consul cup holder of the Lexus. The total weight was less than 30 grams.
Mustain's report said the violation occurred at 9:53 a.m.
Cline was officially charged on July 11th with one count of possession of marijuana in Hamilton County, and entered a pretrial diversion program in August.