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A College Football Scholarship Can Finance Your Marijuana Business, Too

Preston Bailey's 2011 season as an offensive lineman at Middle Tennessee State ended after seven games because of an injury. The school granted him a medical scholarship, but Bailey is accused of doing more with it than simply pursuing his Liberal Studies degree. Police say they found items like marijuana, scales, and cash at Bailey's apartment, and afterward he told them how he got his alleged operation off the ground:

"He admitted he got his start-up money for this illegal drug business by using scholarship money that he received from MTSU as a football player," said Kyle Williams with the Murfreesboro Police Dept.


Bailey has been kicked off the team, and his scholarship has been revoked. He's been charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, which obviously wasn't part of his meal plan. Just another NCAA athlete who went pro in something other than sports.

[News Channel 5]


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