Real Backups Frame The Starters

Some backups on minor college football teams are crude in their attempts to earn the starting spot, resorting to stabbing the starters. Jacksonville University running back Cecil Coltrane was far more wily about it.

Coltrane, to take the starting spot from starting tailback Rudell Small, allegedly planted 20 ounces of marijuana in his dorm.

Small had been arrested and charged with possession of the illegal substance last Thursday after the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office received a tip that they would find the marijuana in his room on campus. Small was arrested and jailed that night, and JU suspended him from school and the team's game last Saturday against Davidson.

Small maintained his innocence when first confronted with the charges. In JU's investigation into the matter, Coltrane was questioned, and on Tuesday, he confessed to planting the drugs in Small's room for undisclosed reasons, school officials said. Small confirmed to the Ocala Star-Banner that Coltrane had confessed.

Mock if you will, but can you think of anything better to do with 20 ounces of marijuana?

Oh. Yeah. That.

JU Marijuana Case Takes Strange Turn [Jacksonville.com]