Four University Of Charleston Athletes Arrested & Facing Felony Charges

Two members of the University of Charleston football team and two former members of the football team are facing felony charges after being arrested Saturday night, according to the university.
Nicholas Covington, 19, and Juan Morgan, 19, were active members of the UC football team as of Saturday, but now they are being held in the South Central Regional Jail on $75,000 bond, according to a University of Charleston spokesman.

Justin Hall, 18, and Kaimire Hodge, 20, were also arrested with Covington and Morgan. Both Hall and Hodge were members of the UC football team before being dismissed in the fall of 2016 for academic reasons. Both are being held in the South Central Regional Jail. Hodge is being held on $100,000 bond and Hall is being held on $75,000.

All four men were arrested Saturday night after Charleston police investigating suspicious activity confiscated in their hotel room.

The complaint said Covington and Morgan were charged with possession with the intent to deliver heroin. Hall and Hodge are facing similar charges.

The University of Charleston released the following statement regarding the arrests:

“We are aware of the situation and are cooperating with authorities as they determine the specific details.”

The arrests took place off campus.

Convington and Morgan have since been dismissed from the UC football program.

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