Clemson Tigers’ Sammy Watkins Arrested for Controlled Substance

Star wide receiver, and soon to be sophomore, Sammy Watkins was arrested early Friday morning in Clemson, SC. CBS 7 (WSPA) in South Carolina was the first to break the news.

Watkins was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana. Go figure, an athlete arrested for marijuana possession.

Both charges are misdemeanors.

Watkins was a break-out star at wide-receiver in his freshman season for the Clemson Tigers. He caught 82 passes and led the team with 1,219 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman season. His brother, Jaylen Watkins, plays defensive back for the Florida Gators.

Following is the release form the Clemson University Police:

Clemson University police arrested two students on drug-related charges early Friday.

Samuel B. Watkins IV, 18, a freshman communication studies major from Fort Myers, Fla., and member of the football team, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors.

Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia, 18, a freshman in parks, recreation and tourism management from Highlands Ranch, Colo., and member of the men’s soccer team, was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

The men were arrested when police stopped the car Watkins was driving after an officer saw it scrape against a curb on campus and because the temporary license tag was not illuminated. When the officer pulled the car over in a parking lot off Commons Court, he smelled marijuana. During a search he found marijuana and two pills for which Watkins did not have a prescription.

The men were arrested and taken to the Clemson City Jail. Watkins was released Friday morning on a $1,620 personal recognizance bond, and Dia was released on a $620 personal recognizance bond.

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