DURHAM — Sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Johnson had just given up more than two goals for only the second time all season. The No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team had just been knocked out of the ACC tournament in a brutal semi-final game against No. 6 Syracuse. And she had faced 23 shots in two days — nine from Duke, 14 from Syracuse.
Senior football player Malik Simmons was arrested and charged earlier Wednesday morning with marijuana possession and resisting arrest, according to reports from Chapel Hill Police.
Simmons, a cornerback from Florida who started five games last year at the now-eliminated Ram position, has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, according to UNC athletic department spokesman Kevin Best.
Simmons' bond was set at $1,000, and he was not listed in Orange County jail records as of Friday afternoon.
Several former UNC men’s basketball players have signed contracts or are looking for new teams in the National Basketball Association.
Charged with three counts of second-degree murder, UNC junior Chandler Kania was unsuccessful in his bid for reduced bail at his Orange County Courthouse general appearance today.