CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A pair of University of Charleston football players were booked in the South Central Regional Jail early Friday morning on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Shaquille Williams, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound freshman wide receiver and former George Washington High School star; and Marcus Schofield, a 5-10, 170-pound freshman and former Wyoming East standout, were being held on $25,000 bail each.
Both players' names were removed from the team's roster.
A spokesperson at the jail said Williams and Schofield were transported to the jail at the same time and are being held on the same charges.
"I'm disappointed for these two young men, but they know our policy," University of Charleston Coach Pat Kirkland said. "It's still zero tolerance and they have been dismissed."
Last fall, Williams led the Golden Eagles in receiving with 37 catches for 480 yards and five touchdowns, including a 99-yard score. He averaged 13 yards per catch and 43.6 yards per game in UC's run-heavy offense.
Schofield played in just one game for the Golden Eagles last season.
According to the criminal complaint, University of Charleston security was called to a campus room at Cox Hall "for a marijuana complaint." Upon arrival, after knocking on the door, UC security, with the assistance of Charleston police corporal C.T. Young, entered after waiting 1 1/2 minutes for the door to be opened. After gaining entry and with the use of a police dog, police said they found 35 grams of marijuana in a jar near an opened window.
According to state code, if found guilty, the punishment is imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars, or both.
"The two men made a poor decision," Kirkland said. "It's very unfortunate. The university has its own protocol, but from the standpoint of the football program, we have a zero tolerance policy with substance abuse."
Also, Kirkland said freshman linebacker Kevin Clemens, the victim in an alleged stabbing incident earlier this week outside Charleston's Club Impulse, is "doing excellent," and will be back in class on Monday.
"He has been released, he's eating fine, walking around," Kirkland said. "He's going to be at home in Pennsylvania over the weekend."
Clemens remains on the team.
"He wasn't involved in anything, no underage drinking, at a bar that's 18 over," Kirkland said. "From what I've been told, he was walking out to go home and was assaulted."