Clemson’s Watkins arrested for marijuana possession

Clemson freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins was arrested by Clemson, S.C., police and charged with simple marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance, the university announced Friday.

Also arrested was men’s soccer player Amadou Tidane Daniel Dia. Both men, 18, were arrested early Friday morning, according to a police report.

Police officials said Watkins’ car was pulled over after officers witnessed the vehicle scrape against a curb on campus. The officer smelled marijuana upon approaching the car and the vehicle was searched. Both athletes have been released on bond.

The controlled substance charge relates to two schedule-2 non-narcotic pills found on Watkins for which he did not have a prescription.

Last season, Watkins led the Tigers with 82 catches for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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