A-State wide receiver faces drug offense, suspended from team

Published: Mar. 14, 2017 at 1:13 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2017 at 10:46 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas State University football player is in trouble with the law after he was cited Monday for misdemeanor drug possession.

Cameron Echols-Luper was also suspended indefinitely from the team, Head Football Coach Blake Anderson said Monday night.

"This is a disappointing situation with Cam, but we are still in the process of looking at all the details and facts," Anderson said in a statement.  "Once we have gathered all the information, we will move forward appropriately with a final determination on Cam's status as a member of this team."

Anderson said he would have no other comment on the issue until it is resolved.

Echols-Luper, who played wide receiver, was pulled over around 2 p.m. Monday on Robinson Street in Jonesboro on the A-State campus. According to the incident report, Officer Tracy Fleetwood pulled over Echols-Luper going 37 mph in a 20 mph zone.

"Running his DL through dispatch revealed he showed to have active warrants out of Bryant and Newport," Fleetwood said in the report. However, the report does not mention what those warrants were for.

A Bryant police representative referred all questions about the arrest to the criminal investigations division, who are scheduled to be in the office Tuesday.

Fleetwood then spoke with Echols-Luper.

"When he stepped out, I could smell marijuana," Fleetwood said, noting a "shake" was found in the car.

Echols-Luper was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center, where he was turned over to a jailer.

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