Charges Dropped Against Notre Dame Football Player

A dramatic change in a story that broke late Thursday morning.

Marijuana possession charges have been dropped against Notre Dame football player Demetrius Jones.

In a sworn affidavit, a man named Prentice Wisely says marijuana found in the ashtray of a vehicle Jones was driving, belonged to him.

Wisely says in court documents, he let Jones borrow his car to drive from Chicago to South Bend May 17th.

Jones was pulled over in LaPorte County and arrested for marijuana possession.

Wisely says Jones had no idea marijuana was in the car ashtray.

Sports director Jeff Jeffers spoke to the Notre Dame athletic department Thursday.

They tell Newscenter 16, Jones is still enrolled at the university in good standing.

Jones is one of four quarterbacks competing to replace Brady Quinn this season.

He didn’t play last year, but was a vital part of the scout team during the practice week.

Jones is also the only Irish quarterback to throw a touchdown in this year’s blue-gold game.

He also had the game's longest run from scrimmage.

Again, marijuana possession charges have been dropped against sophomore Notre Dame quarterback Demtrius Jones in LaPorte County, one week after he was arrested.


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