Former Conway star Martin suspended following arrest

Former Conway High star running back Jah’Maine Martin has been suspended from the Coastal Carolina University football team following his arrest earlier this month on a weapons charge.

Martin, a rising sophomore at Coastal, was arrested July 10 by the Conway Police Department and is charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm. He is suspended pending the completion of an investigation into the incident, according to interim coach Jamey Chadwell.

Following a stellar high school career at Conway, Martin played in five games as a true freshman last season for the Chants, rushing for 175 yards and two touchdowns in 27 attempts. He was expected to carry a larger load this season with the departure of Coastal’s all-time leading rusher, DeAngelo Henderson.

Martin’s suspension hurts the Chants on the depth chart at the running back position, but the Chants still have senior Osharmar Abercrombie, Boston College transfer Marcus Outlow, and several talented underclassmen in the mix.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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