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Football running back removed from roster after arrest

Davon Lawrence, a back-up running back, was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SACHEM REPORT)
Davon Lawrence, a back-up running back, was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SACHEM REPORT)

Davon Lawrence, a redshirt sophomore running back on Stony Brook’s football team, has been removed from the roster after being arrested and charged with a drug possession.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, Lawrence was arrested on Friday, March 22 at Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, in a Checkers parking lot at 3:33 pm. He is being charged with being in possession of heroin and cocaine.

The program said in a statement: “We are aware of the situation, and Stony Brook Athletics does not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges. This does not represent the core values of our program or the conduct expected of Stony Brook student-athletes. The student has been removed from the team effective immediately; we fully support and are committed to following the judicial process and will respond accordingly.”

Lawrence appeared in eight games for Stony Brook last season, rushing for 197 yards on 24 attempts. He had a career-high of 122 yards and a touchdown against Pace University on Sept. 8.

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