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Friday, February 25, 2005
Players were suspended for drug citation

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Adarius Bowman and Isaiah Thomas, suspended indefinitely from North Carolina's football team last fall after being cited for marijuana possession, are no longer Tar Heels.

In a brief statement Friday, the school did not specify whether they left on their own or were dismissed, citing privacy rights. But team spokesman Kevin Best said both remain enrolled.

Thomas, a defensive tackle, and Bowman, a wide receiver, were two of three players indefinitely suspended from the team after campus police entered a dorm room Oct. 10 and confiscated 5.8 grams of marijuana.

The sophomores missed the final six games of the season.

Thomas' case on a marijuana possession charge was continued to March 7, according to court records. A marijuana possession charge against Bowman was dismissed Nov. 22.

The third player suspended last fall, linebacker Fred Sparkman, is not in school and has said he plans to transfer.