Cops: SBU football player faces drug charges

Davon Lawrence, a Stony Brook University football player Davon Lawrence, a Stony Brook University football player and former All-Long Island Sachem High School North running back, was arrested and charged with several counts of drug possession, officials said. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan, 2010

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A Stony Brook University football player and former All-Long Island Sachem High School North running back was arrested and charged with several counts of drug possession, officials said Tuesday.

Davon Lawrence, 21, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was in a car in a business parking lot on Portion Road at 3:30 p.m. Friday, police said, when he was arrested by Fifth Precinct officers on the drug possession charges.

The university said early Wednesday: "We are aware of the situation, and Stony Brook Athletics does not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges. . . . The student has been removed from the team effective immediately; we fully support and are committed to following the judicial process and will respond accordingly."

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