Monday July 14th, 2014

University of Georgia forward Brandon Morris has been dismissed from the basketball team, head coach Mark Fox announced on Monday.

Morris was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. He was released on $2,500 bond on Sunday.

Fox said Morris failed to meet the team's standards despite being aware of them.

“This program has a strong expectation of citizenship and every one of our players understands this,” Fox said.  “This expectation does not mean that mistakes will not happen.  When they do I always deal with them appropriately.  Brandon had a very clear understanding of our expectation.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to dismiss him from our team.”

Morris was previously suspended for three games last season for disciplinary reasons. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds as a sophomore for the Bulldogs. As a starter, he helped lead Georgia to a 20-win season and the second round of the NIT.

h/t College Basketball Talk

- Paul Palladino

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