South Carolina’s suspended leading scorer reportedly found himself in trouble with the law back in May.
According to a report from the Post & Courier’s David Caraviello, Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell was arrested in May on charges including possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Caraviello obtained the information through an incident report obtained by the news outlet
It is not known whether there is a connection between this arrest and the suspension Thornwell received on Dec. 4 for a violation of athletic department policy. South Carolina coach Frank Martin has not offered up an explanation for the suspension to date.
The incident report states that the arresting officer pulled Thornwell over after he allegedly made an “aggressive” lane change that nearly struck another vehicle.
According to Caraviello, Thornton’s suspended license at the time of the arrest stemmed from the failure to pay two traffic tickets. A search of the vehicle reportedly turned up two marijuana cigarettes.