Although linebacker Quan Sturdivant will face disciplinary action within the North Carolina football program following his citation for marijuana possession Saturday, it's unclear what that discipline will consist of.
Sturdivant, a senior from Oakboro, N.C., who's regarded as one of the top linebackers in the nation, was cited with simple possession of marijuana by police who found less than a half-ounce of marijuana in a car Sturdivant was driving, according to Albemarle police chief Gerald R. Michael.
North Carolina coach Butch Davis issued a statement Monday that didn't specify the discipline Sturdivant will receive.
"We are disappointed in Quan's actions over the weekend," Davis said. "This is not the type of behavior we expect from our student-athletes. In addition to the outcome of the legal process, he also will face disciplinary action from within the football program beginning immediately."
Michael said Sturdivant was cited following a simple traffic stop at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot of a Bojangles restaurant. He faces an Aug. 2 date in Stanly County Court.
Sturdivant, 21, was a first-team All-ACC selection and a semifinalist for the Butkus Award - given each year to the nation's top linebacker - last season as a junior. He led the team with 79 tackles last season.