NC State RB Shadrach Thornton dismissed after moped crash arrest
North Carolina State senior running back Shadrach Thornton was arrested Tuesday night, a Raleigh police spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday morning.
Head coach Dave Doeren announced later Wednesday that Thornton had been dismissed from the team.
According to Scout.com's Rob McLamb, Thornton, 22, was charged with failure to stop and provide aid, as well as failure to provide information, after his moped collided with a pedestrian near campus around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was taken into custody and later released on $500 bail.
A court date has yet to be determined for Thornton.
Tuesday night was not Thornton's first time in jail. The senior, who ranks 10th in Wolfpack history in career rushing yards, had been previously arrested two times in his NC State career, while also being suspended from the team on three different occasions.
The Hinesville, Ga. native was the Wolfpack's leading rusher through his first three college seasons.
Through four games in 2015, Thornton has rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns.
NC State (4–0) will host Louisville (1–3) on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
- Kayla Lombardo