Charlotte 49ers’ DeMario Mayfield was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on Tuesday, Feb. 14 by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
The sophomore transfer from Georgia was suspended for last night’s game against the Dayton Flyers for a violation of team rules, likely related to his arrest. The press release states the Mayfield was only serving a one-game suspension. Whether or not any further disciplinary action will be taken remains a question.
Mayfield is currently third on the team in points per game with 10.7, second in assists with 58, and third in rebound per game with 6.8.
According to the North Carolina Court System’s website. Mayfield currently has two court dates for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Whether the two dates are related is unclear; the Sheriff’s department arrest inquiry database shows only one arrest.
This incident comes less than three weeks after KJ Sherrill was suspended for the game against Temple on Jan. 25 for an undisclosed rule violation. Seniors Derrio Green and Javarris Barnett were also benched at the start of that game for rules violations.
Charlotte’s Athletic Department was unable to comment on the incident.