Miami linebacker Gabe Terry suspended after pot arrest
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]iami linebacker Gabe Terry has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest for felony possession of marijuana.
He was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, a felony, and resisting an officer without violence, a misdemeanor.
Terry remained at the Miami Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center in Miami-Dade County as of Friday evening and was set for a hearing at 9 a.m Saturday. Bond is $5,000 for the felony charge and $1,000 for the misdemeanor.
A sophomore linebacker, Terry played in seven games last season, mostly on special teams. He made five tackles and blocked a punt.
Terry was suspended late last season and missed the Virginia and South Florida games.
His name has been removed from the Hurricanes’ roster, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Terry, who attended Palm Beach (Fla.) Central High, has had a difficult and troubled past.
His father is serving a life sentence for murder while his mother was given a 24-month federal prison sentence for her role in a bank robbery.
When he was 14, Terry was arrested on burglary and larceny charges and sent to Boys Town, a center for wayward youth near Omaha, Neb. He returned to Palm Beach before his senior year in high school and became a standout linebacker and wrestler.
A 3-star recruit, Al Golden believed Terry had straightened out his life and offered him a scholarship.
“Kids have to have an opportunity to redeem themselves as long as they’re willing to accept the discipline, the change in partners and the different choices that you have to make that goes along with that,” Golden said during spring of 2012. “I clearly believe that he’s done that.”
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