Indiana dismisses Davis, Mosquera-Pera after pot incident
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana dismissed sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea on Thursday, cutting two of the players whose off-court problems have led to a series of embarrassing headlines for the storied program.
The school said the two were dismissed ''effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program.''
Davis was cited for pot possession in an incident Monday night at which Mosquera-Perea was also present.
University police spokesman Lt. Craig Munroe said police responded to a complaint of the smell of marijuana. They determined the smell was coming from a second floor room, went upstairs and found Davis and a second person, who was not identified because he was not cited.
Munroe said the two then allowed the officers to search the apartment, and a small amount of raw marijuana was found in a backpack that belonged to Davis. The 6-7 forward from Indianapolis was cited with possession of marijuana under 30 grams.
Coach Tom Crean said Mosquera-Perea, a 6-9 forward from Istmina, Colombia, was present at the time and his role was reviewed.
In the past 15 months, Mosquera-Perea was arrested on drunken-driving charges, Kevin ''Yogi'' Ferrell and Stanford Robinson entered pretrial diversion programs after being charged with consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of false identification, and Robinson and Troy Williams were suspended four games each after failing drug tests.
Davis missed last season after sustaining a serious brain injury when freshman Emmitt Holt hit him with a car. Police later determined that Davis had jumped in front of the car and noted that both underage players had been consuming alcohol. Holt was suspended four games following the accident.
Robinson has since decided to transfer.