Bad news for Clemson as Milton Jennings has been suspended after being arrested on drug charges. Brad Brownell announced Jennings would miss tonight's game for violation of team rules.
According to Pickens County arrest records, Jennings was arrested early Wednesday morning for possession of 0.5 grams of marijuana – first offense. He was released on a $620 personal recognizance bond.
Clemson University Police Department officers were dispatched to Jennings’ on-campus apartment, responding to a smoke detector being removed. A responding office came in contact with two males (one a Clemson student, one not) outside the apartment, and Jennings answered the door.
According to a police incident report, when asked what they were doing, Jennings said the trio was “playing video games and smoking marijuana.”
When asked if there was any marijuana left in the apartment, Jennings stated, “No, sir,” and stated that he had smoked it all, and that he would show that.
Another officer found that marijuana was in plain view in Jennings’ room, atop a video game case. The officer asked Jennings if the marijuana was his, and he replied, “Yes.” He was then placed under arrest for simple possession of marijuana.
Jennings has arguably been the Tigers best player this season averaging 10.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. Bernard Sullivan is in the Tigers starting lineup for the Purdue game in Jennings place.