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Former USF basketball player Leather arrested

TAMPA — Terrence Leather, a forward who led USF in scoring in back-to-back seasons from 2003-05, is facing felony charges after being arrested in Ybor City early Wednesday morning.

Leather, 32, faces four charges related to the Tampa Police Department arrest: misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and open carrying of a firearm, as well as felony charges of destruction/tampering of evidence and being in possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. According to the arrest report, Leather discarded two baggies containing 5.5 grams of marijuana from a car before police saw him with a loaded Glock 17 pistol tucked into the front of his pants. He was released Wednesday on $10,250 bond.

The former Robinson High standout played at USF from 2001-05 and still ranks among the career top 10 in scoring and rebounding. He has played professionally in Iran, Puerto Rico and this past season in South Korea. Leather could not be reached Thursday for comment.

Former USF basketball player Leather arrested 05/30/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:48pm]

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