Pannunzio put on paid leave by university

Updated: April 29, 2005, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State football coach Joe Pannunzio was put on paid administrative leave by the school Friday following the campus arrests of a player and former player on drug trafficking charges.

"Charges of this severity and magnitude demand stepped-up review of our football program," athletic director Allen Ward said. "A thorough investigation must continue."

Ron Lane, a junior running back, and Terrence Biggers, a former wide receiver, were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance ...

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