Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, a swingman on UConn’s national championship basketball team, has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Campus police say the sophomore from Dorchester, Mass., was arrested Thursday night along with two people at Merritt Hall, a campus dormitory… “During the course of the investigation, officers found Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and two other individuals in possession of 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a package of cigars used to smoke marijuana,” according to the police report… He was one of 11 people arrested during the first night of Spring Weekend, an annual weekend of campus parties before final exams.
It’s spring weekend at UConn, and the kid just won a National Championship (and actually contributed). I wouldn’t expect anything less than Charlie Sheen-esque drug and alcohol fueled rager in Storrs, Connecticut. There’s nothing but cows and cornfield in Storrs, so if there is one weekend dedicated to throwing away the books and partying, obviously arrests are expected.