WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | Sports

N.C. State Suspends Thornton for Opener

A North Carolina State running back who was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge this summer will sit out the Wolfpack's first game.

Coach Dave Doeren said after practice Wednesday that Shadrach Thornton will not play against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.

Thornton is due in court Aug. 22 after he was arrested on June 6 by Wake County sheriff's deputies on a charge of assault on a female. Doeren says Thornton "made a mistake putting himself in that position, and we handled it."

The coach says Thornton was suspended from the team during the summer and couldn't participate in non-academic-related team activities. He has since returned to practice.

Thornton had a team-best 694 yards rushing in 2012 even though he didn't play in the first three games.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 218771361