Marshall University football player arrested, facing felony drug charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A member of the Marshall University football team is facing a felony drug charge after being arrested Friday.

Knowledge McDaniel, 20, had allegedly directed another person wanting to purchase marijuana to a Buffington Avenue apartment. McDaniel allegedly told the person to meet with a member of his “trafficking organization.”

Police officers stropped the person leaving the apartment. Authorities said the individual was possessing marijuana.

The Huntington Violent Crimes Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department SWAT team searched the apartment on Friday, and found marijuana and around $21,000 in cash.

McDaniel, a sophomore, has run for more than 300 yards in his two seasons at Marshall and scored two touchdowns, including one touchdown during the Sept. 11 game against North Carolina Central.

The Marshall University Athletics Department announced McDaniel is indefinitely suspended from the football program.

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