Alan Barnwell, a redshirt freshman on UNC-Charlottes football team, was arrested on Sunday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.
Barnwell, 20, was released from Mecklenburg jail on Sunday on a $600 bond. Hes scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Circumstances of the arrest werent immediately available. Barnwell was arrested by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday, according to jail records.
On Feb. 2, 2012, Barnwell, who is from Burlington, was the first player to verbally commit to the 49ers program, according to the teams website. He also ran track at Cummings High School.
Barnwell was Charlottes second leading rusher last season with 636 yards and five touchdowns.
In a statement, UNCC football coach Brad Lambert said: Alan has violated team rules. Once we gather all the information we will determine the discipline.
Barnwell had never been charged with a crime before Sunday, according to a search of court records conducted by the Observer. Staff writer David Scott contributed.
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