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Five Utah State football players facing drug charges

Five Utah State football players facing drug charges

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LOGAN, Utah - Five Utah State football players face misdemeanor drug charges two weeks before practice begins.

The players allowed police to search an apartment where a neighbor reported the smell of burning marijuana on Saturday. The players are receiver Kendall Fisher, defensive lineman Steven Downs, tailback Marcus Cross and offensive linemen Brennan McFadden and Ryan Tonnemacher.

"They were up front and honest in their use of a small amount of marijuana," Logan Police Lt. Brad Franke said. "All were issued citations and released at the scene."

A sixth player in the apartment was not charged but remains under investigation, he said.

"I am very disappointed, especially with the timing with us going into camp. It is a group of young players who made a bad decision," coach Brent Guy said. "We will handle this internally, and there will be disciplinary action."

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