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Pittsburgh Linebacker From Md. Suspended After Arrest

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(Credit: AP)

(Credit: AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — University of Pittsburgh linebacker Carl Fleming has been suspended from the football team following his arrest on charges including marijuana possession following a traffic stop.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst says Fleming, of Reisterstown, Md., has been suspended from all team activities, though a team spokesman says the school will have no other comments on the incident Friday night.

That’s when city police say they stopped him about 10 p.m. because his vehicle didn’t have a registration sticker. Police say Fleming, a redshirt junior, tried to drive away and attempted to hit a police car, but instead crashed into a guard rail.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Fleming, who is charged with marijuana possession for a small bag of the drug police say he tried to swallow before resisting arrest.

He faces a preliminary hearing April 10.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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