HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University sophomore running back Kevin Grooms was arrested this morning on misdemeanor charges of underage consumption and obstruction, according to the Western Regional Jail.
Grooms, who turns 21 on May 20, was brought to the jail at 6:30 this morning by Huntington police, the jail said. Marshall's athletic department released a statement this morning: "We are aware of Kevin's situation and will handle it appropriately and internally."
Grooms was named the 2012 Conference USA freshman of the year after leading all conference freshmen with 737 rushing yards. He also scored eight rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
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