Walker charged with possession of marijuana, dismissed
from football team
By Aaron Falk
April 19, 2006 | Two Utah State University football
players have been dismissed from the team after charges
were filed against them Tuesday alleging possession
of marijuana. A third player has been charged with underage
Already faced with a first-degree felony count of
rape, USU quarterback Jerod Walker ran into more legal
troubles Monday night, when police say the freshman
admitted to smoking marijuana in a teammate's on-campus
USU Lt. Steve Milne said officers responded to the
Richards Hall dorm room of Aggie wide receiver Dionte
Holloway on a complaint of marijuana odor.
"Officers spoke with Dionte and smelled the odor,"
"Dionte admited to having smoked marijuana and officers
searched the room, and a small amount of marijuana was
Milne said officers saw Walker leaving the residence
and made contact with him after speaking with Holloway.
Milne said Walker admitted to having smoked marijuana
with Holloway that night.
Both players have been charged with Class A misdemeanors
of possession of an illegal substance. A third player,
20-year-old running back Chris Forbes, was cited with
a Class B misdemeanor accusing him of being a minor
in possession of alcohol, after police found alcohol
in his bedroom during the search.
Walker was suspended from the team last week after
a 20-year-old student alleged Walker raped her in his
on-campus residence April 9.
Mike Strauss, director of media relations for the
USU athletics department, said both Walker and Holloway
have now been dismissed from the team completely.