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Friday, April 9, 2010
Marshall dismisses DB Drakeford

By Graham Watson

Marshall defensive back T.J. Drakeford has been released from the football team.

First-year coach Doc Holliday decided to part ways with the junior after he was involved in an incident with Huntington police last week.

“T.J. Drakeford has been dismissed from the Marshall football team due to a team rules violation,” Holliday said in a statement released by the school.

Drakeford was arrested for two misdemeanors -- battery on a police officer after he allegedly pushed a cop in the chest and obstructing justice.

Teammate DeQuan Bembry also was involved in the incident. He was arrested for assault on a police officer and public intoxication, both misdemeanors.

Bembry, who’s had trouble with the law in the past, remains indefinitely suspended from the football team.