USC player charged with possession

COLUMBIA — Another member of the South Carolina men’s basketball team has run afoul of the law.

Freshman forward Raymond Doby was charged with first-offense possession of marijuana or 10 grams or less of hash on March 26, according to Lexington County public records. He was fined a total of $620.

Two other USC players, freshman Eric Cobb and Jamall Gregory, were dismissed after they were arrested last month on property damage charges related to incidents involving a BB gun. Cobb and Gregory were also cited for the same possession offense on the same date as Doby, and fined the same amount.

Three others, freshman Chris Silva, redshirt freshman TeMarcus Blanton and sophomore Marcus Stroman, were suspended through the end of this past season for undisclosed conduct issues, but remain on the team.

According to a South Carolina spokesperson, Doby remains on the team and the matter is being handled internally.

Doby’s situation adds only more uncertainty to a USC roster which will likely be revamped after this past season’s 25-9 campaign. The Gamecocks said goodbye to three seniors in addition to the two freshmen who were dismissed from the team.