Not what you want to see in the newspaper…but, it could be a lot worse.
Injury and discipline problems have kept N.C. State running back Mustafa Greene off the practice field. Greene has also run into legal trouble off the field.
Greene was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia on April 2 in Raleigh and has a May 10 court date in Wake County District Court.
Before the misdemeanor charge, Greene, who missed the 2011 season with a foot injury, missed a week of spring practice because of a discipline-related incident in practice with coach Tom Oâ€™Brien. The problems in practice were not related to the legal charge.
â€œWe are aware of the situation and appropriate action will be taken,â€ Oâ€™Brien said today.
Greene, 20, of Irmo, S.C., had an outstanding warrant from a traffic stop in Rowan County when the Raleigh Police went to his off-campus apartment on April 2. According to a copy of the police report, a â€œgrinderâ€ for marijuana, with marijuana residue, was found in Greeneâ€™s possession.
Greene was originally charged in Rowan County in February for speeding, operating a vehicle without insurance, operating a vehicle without a license and a window tinting violation. Greene is schedule to appear in Rowan County court on April 27.
We’re all hoping that Mustafa can get all of this behind him and get things right for the 2012 football season.