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USF freshman receiver Deangelo Antoine arrested



USF freshman WR Deangelo Antoine was arrested early Sunday morning on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance.

Antoine, 19, who didn't appear in Saturday's 38-14 victory against SMU, was released late Sunday morning on $2,000 bond, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He has been suspended from all team activities, the school announced in a two-sentence statement.

He's the third Bulls player to be arrested this month; backup OL Benjamin Knox and CB Lamar Robbins were arrested hours after the Bulls' Oct. 10 home triumph against Syracuse for discharging a firearm on campus. 

USF spokesperson Chris Daniel said Antoine's vehicle was pulled over by campus police near USF Palm Drive and Fletcher Avenue shortly after midnight. An officer searched the vehicle after detecting an aroma of marijuana.

None was found, but a couple of tablets of Xanax -- for which Antoine had no prescription -- were discovered. The possession charge is a third-degree felony.

Antoine played at Orlando's Oak Ridge High, collecting 68 receptions for 1,013 yards and 10 TDs as a freshman. Deemed a three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports, he was ranked 12th in the Orlando Sentinel's 2015 Central Florida Super60.

Times staff writer Michael Majchrowicz contributed to this report.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:12pm]


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