12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 27, 1996
Two NFL stars face a different kind of pressure
Steelers' Morris indicted on felony drug charges
after police find marijuana, cocaine in his car
The Associated Press
ROCKWALL, Texas - A grand
jury indicted Pittsburgh Steelers run-
ning back Byron "Bam" Morris on
felony drug charges yesterday after
authorities found marijuana and co-
caine in his Mercedes-Benz.
Morris was indicted on one count
of possession of between five and 50
pounds of marijuana and one count of
possession of between one and four
grams of cocaine, Rockwall County
District Attorney Galen Sumrow said.
Both charges are third-degree felo-
nies, which are punishable by two to
10 years in prison and a maximum
Authorities searching Morris' im-
pounded luxury car found 1 1/2 grams
of cocaine Monday, Sumrow said. The
leased car was retained last week af-
ter officers found more than six
pounds of marijuana in the trunk dur-
ing a traffic stop.
Officers found the cocaine in a small
hollow area underneath the ashtray,
said John Davila, assistant commander
of the Northeast Area Drug Interdic-
tion Task Force.
Morris, 24, the leading rusher in
this year's Super Bowl, and Rodney
Dwayne Reynolds, 26, a passenger in
the car, were arrested Friday and re-
leased after posting $25,000 bond.
Reynolds was indicted on one count
of possession of between five and 50
pounds of marijuana, Sumrow said.
Morris' attorney, Jay Ethington of
Dallas, did not immediately return a
Morris was stopped Friday morn-
ing for crossing the outside line and
for not wearing a seat belt, officials
said. An officer from the drug task
force followed Morris about three
miles before pulling him over outside
the Rockwall city limits.
The officer became suspicious af-
ter Morris and Reynolds gave con-
flicting statements of where they'd
been and what they'd been doing,
After obtaining Morris' permission
to search the car, the officer found the
drugs in the trunk in a sports bag,
Morris won the Doak Walker Award
in 1993 as the nation's top running
back while a junior at Texas Tech. He
skipped his senior year to go into
professional football, and the Steelers
made him their third-round pick in
1994. He was the Steelers' leading
rusher last season.
Cowboys' Irvin mum on grand jury testimony
Steelers running back Barn Morris faces two counts of illegal drug possession.
The Associated Press
DALLAS - Dallas Cowboys star
Michael Irvin and three others who
were in a motel room where police
found cocaine, marijuana and drug para-
phernalia appeared before a grand jury
yesterday in answer to subpoenas.
Irvin, former Cowboys tight end
Alfredo Roberts, Angela Beck and
Jasmine Nabwangu were tight-lipped
about the behind-closed-door pro-
ceedings with the panel investigating
the events that led to Beck's arrest on
The All-Pro wide receiver- wear-
ing dark glasses, a dark blue suit and
a black mink coat -- signed an auto-
graph for one courthouse visitor, but
refused to discuss the day's events
"Why do I have to tell you guys
anything?" Irvin asked as he boarded
an elevator at the Frank Crowley
Criminal Courts building.
Irvin and his attorney met with pros-
ecutors Monday but declined com-
ment, citing a gag order issued by
state District Judge John Creuzot.
The judge, who issued the five-
page decree, said yesterday he was
concerned about the amount of atten-
tion the high-profile case has received.
He said he was also concerned about
the ability of somebody to get a fair
trial in Dallas, should the grand jury
return an indictment-in the case.
Only Beck was arrested after police
entered an Irving motel room early
March 4. A motel manager made a
911 call to complain about a noisy
party involving possible prostitution
and drug use.
Police said they found about three
ounces of marijuana, two ounces of
cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Ar-
resting officers said the drugs were i
Beck's immediate proximity and she
told them the narcotics belonged to
Fort Worth television station
KXAS-TV, quoting unidentified
sources, reported that police found a
glass container with cocaine residue
in an overnight bag of Irvin's.
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