4 Georgia Southern football players arrested on drug, weapon charges

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STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – Four players on the Georgia Southern University football team have been arrested.

C.J. Wright and John Wesley Kennedy III were taken into custody Monday by the Statesboro Police Department. Chris Harris Jr. and Ephraim Kitchen were also later arrested.

Wright is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. Other drug-related charges against him have been dropped.

Some charges against Kennedy were also dropped. He now faces one count of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession and the use of drug-related objects and one count of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.

Harris is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and Kitchen is charged with possession of marijuana.

All men were booked in the Bulloch County Jail. Wright and Kennedy have been released on $15,000 bond for Kennedy, and $10,000 for Wright. There is no bond set for Harris, and Kitchen’s bond is set at $2,000.

All four players are suspended from practice and will miss Saturday’s game against Georgia State University in Atlanta.

“Georgia Southern football players Chris Harris Jr., Wesley Kennedy III, Ephraim Kitchen Jr. and CJ Wright have been suspended indefinitely for violations of athletics department policies,” the university told News 3. “There will be no further comment on the matter at this time.”

Kennedy is a Savannah native who played for Benedictine Military School. Harris also played at Benedictine. Wright is from Sylvania and attended Screven County High School.

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