Update: Thomas Dismissed from Razorback Basketball Team

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Update: 

According to a police report, Thomas was sitting in a car in the parking lot when a officer approached him and asked him why he was sitting there.

Thomas then stated he lived at the location and was talking to girl, who was with him. 

The officer said he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Thomas if there was anything illegal inside. 

Thomas said no, the cigar that he had was a Black and Mild. 

But the officer said he warned Thomas about lying and told him if he handed over anything illegal he would keep him from going to jail that evening. 

Thomas then handed over an envelope with marijuana. 

Thomas was issued a criminal citation and will appear in court. 

Original Story: 

The Razorbacks will be without one of their starters the rest of the season. Dustin Thomas was dismissed from the Razorback men’s basketball team on Monday, according to a statement from head basketball coach Mike Anderson.

“Senior forward Dustin Thomas has been dismissed from the team effective immediately for a violation of team rules. It is a privilege to represent the University of Arkansas as a student-athlete. We will continue to hold the student-athletes in our program to a high standard on and off the court.”

Pig Trail Nation, KNWA and Fox 24 have found that Thomas was cited on February 9th for possession of a controlled substance by the Fayettteville police department. Thomas played the next day vs. Vanderbilt. Thomas was issued a citation, rather than being arrested, due to his cooperation with the officer, according to the Fayetteville police report

Thomas was suspended to start the 2017-18 season for “a violation of team rules.” In 2015, while redshirting, Thomas was one of three players arrested for using counterfeit money at multiple  

Thomas played in 26 games this season, starting 17. The Texarkana, TX native averaged 5.0 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game.

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