Report: Purdue RB cited for marijuana possession less than 24 hours before kickoff vs. Iowa
Purdue freshman running back and former 4-star recruit Tirek Murphy reportedly ran into some trouble with law enforcement just hours before the team’s opener against Iowa on Saturday.
The Purdue Exponent is reporting that Murphy was cited for marijuana possession just 14 hours before the Boilers were set to kickoff against the Hawkeyes at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the box score, Murphy did not play in the game.
From The Purdue Exponent:
The four-star recruit was stopped by police while driving without his headlights on at 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to Capt. Song Kang. Police stopped him and reportedly smelled marijuana as they approached the vehicle, Kang said. Police then searched the vehicle and reportedly found about 30 grams of marijuana inside.
He was not under the influence at the time, Kang said.
Murphy was issued a citation and was not detained by police. However, he will still have to appear in court and can be charged.
Purdue defeated Iowa 24-20 on Saturday in the season opener to begin the year 1-0. It’s currently unclear whether or not Murphy will be available for Purdue’s Week 2 game against Illinois in Champaign.