Injured Hofstra basketball player Jamal Coombs-McDaniel was arrested Friday and charged with alleged possession of marijuana in the console during a search of his car on a Brooklyn street, a spokesman for the NYPD said yesterday. Coombs-McDaniel also could not produce a license.
The arrest occurred at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue. An arraignment date will be set by the district attorney's office in Brooklyn, the spokesman said.
Coombs-McDaniel, a 6-7 transfer from Connecticut with two years of eligibility, was suspended the first two games of the season for what Hofstra coach Mo Cassara termed a violation of team rules. Early in the season, four other Hofstra players were suspended after being arrested and charged with burglary of electronic equipment from campus dorm rooms.
Coombs-McDaniel never made it on the court after knee surgery and is not expected back next season. A Hofstra spokesman said the university will not comment until it has "complete information.'' Cassara did not return a call seeking comment.
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