Normal, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Illinois State announced an indefinite suspension of star running back Marshaun Coprich Monday following his recent arrest on drug charges.
WJBC.com reported Coprich was arrested last week on a charge of unlawful delivery of marijuana. The 20-year-old native of Victorville, California, allegedly tried to sell between 10 and 30 grams of the drug to an undercover agent with Illinois State Police Task Force Six on April 16.
Coprich, later released from custody on his own recognizance, faces a court date on May 22.
A conviction ranges from probation to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
"Marshaun has been suspended, effective immediately," Illinois State coach Brock Spack said in a university statement. "Though we are disappointed that he is in this situation, we will let the process continue before a final decision is made."
Coprich was the Missouri Valley Football Conference's offensive player of the year last season, leading the FCS in rushing yards (2,274) and scoring 27 rushing touchdowns while the Redbirds advanced to the national championship game, where they lost to North Dakota State. The junior was a first-team All- American and finished fifth in the voting for the Walter Payton Award as the outstanding player in the FCS.
Illinois State said Spack will have no further comments on Coprich's suspension.