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UNT linebacker Calvin Minor arrested for marijuana

UNT linebacker Calvin Minor arrested for marijuana

April 13
14:55 2016

Reece Waddell | Senior Staff Writer


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Calvin Minor

North Texas junior linebacker Calvin Minor was arrested Wednesday for possession of marijuana less than 2 oz., according to the Denton County jail records.

According to the arrest affidavit, Minor was pulled over by UNT Police Department Cpl. Terrance Harris on North Texas Boulevard for running a stop sign. Upon approaching Minor’s vehicle, Harris noticed the vehicle smelled heavily of cologne, which he noted is sometimes used to mask the smell of illegal narcotics.

Minor then told Harris the vehicle possibly contained marijuana and denied it belonged to him, according to the affidavit. Harris did a probable cause search of Minor’s vehicle and found 1.2 grams of marijuana, a metal grinder and a multi-colored glass pipe with burnt marijuana. The pipe was also warm to the touch, according to the affidavit.

“We have never tolerated behavior by any student-athlete that is improper and not part of the culture we teach here at the University of North Texas,” athletic director Rick Villarreal said. “Each case has in the past, and will in the future, be handled in the proper manner with all of the proper authorities being involved.”

Minor was detained and transported to the Denton County jail, where he then posted $500 bond. Mean Green head coach Seth Littrell issued the following statement on Minor’s arrest.

“I am aware of the arrest of one of our football players, Calvin Minor, earlier today,” Littrell said. “I have not had the opportunity to talk with Calvin yet and I’m still in the process of collecting information. I take these matters very serious and will handle the situation appropriately when all the details become available.”

UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas said Minor’s incident will likely be investigated by UNT for a violation of the student code of conduct.

“There is a code of conduct students have to follow,” Venegas said. “When they have violations of the code of conduct, those are investigated through the Dean of Students office.”

Possession of 2 oz. or less of marijuana in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 or 180 days in jail. According to the UNT student code of conduct, Minor violated section F, No. 4 under the subhead “categories of misconduct,” which reads “illegal use, possession, sale, manufacture, distribution or effective control of chemical precursors, controlled substance analogues or dangerous or illegal drugs.”

Minor is from Lewisville and had 23 tackles in 2014 for North Texas, but was limited to mainly special teams work last season.

He’s the fourth Mean Green football player to be arrested in 2016. Junior wide receiver Darvin Kidsy and senior defensive back Jamal Marshall were arrested in January in connection with a hit and run that occurred in December and left one person in critical condition. Walk-on fullback Cannon Maki was arrested in February for outstanding warrants in Flower Mound for disregarding a traffic control device and violating a written promise to appear in court.

Men’s basketball guard Keith Frazier was also arrested last month for failure to maintain financial responsibility for outstanding warrants in Irving.

“I can assure you [these arrests] are not reflective on what is being told and what is being taught by the new staff that has come in,” Villarreal said. “We monitor our student athletes as any other college does. In very unique circumstances, we may not be aware of an incident based on the nature of the violation. But, I can assure you once we become aware we will address and handle it in the proper manner.”

North Texas Daily Sports Editor Scott Sidway also contributed to this report.

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