Ole Miss senior guard Marshall Henderson has been suspended indefinitely following an violation of team rules, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
“Since the season ended, we have talked a lot about Marshall taking a greater leadership role with our team. With that comes greater responsibility, and he must do a better job of living up to the high standard we expect from him and he desires from himself,” said Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy in a statement.
Early reports indicate the drugs are involved in this announcement.
Marshall Henderson’s suspension from Ole Miss is related to a failed drug test, a source told @CBSSports.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) July 10, 2013
Henderson led the SEC in scoring in his first year in the league, but his hotheaded ways generally drew attention from his on-court performance. He led the Rebels to the conference tournament championship with a finals game win over Florida, but all anyone was talking about afterwards was his Gator Chomp directed at the bench.
He then went on to lead Ole Miss to an NCAA Tourney win over highly-regarded Wisconsin, only to have photos taken of him at a bar drinking in between games.
He transferred to Ole Miss and brought a checkered past with him. He was arrested in high school trying to buy pot with forged money and served jail time after failing drug tests in 2012.
Henderson, who typically refers to Wednesday’s as “White Girl Wednesday” on Twitter, sent this tweet earlier in the day which could have been a precursor for things to come.
This will be an interesting #whitegirlwednesday
— marshall henderson (@NativeFlash22) July 10, 2013