Monday, January 18, 2010


How can you tell Duke is getting better at football? Easy, their coach eschewed a chance to return to Tennessee to replace Lame (not a misprint) Kiffin, and, during the off-season, members of the Blue Devils football squad manage to find their way onto the Durham police blotter.

Three Blue Devil football players have been charged with felony possession and discharge of a weapon after gunshots were fired early Sunday morning near a residence hall on East Campus, Duke officials said yesterday.

The three freshmen - John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam - were dismissed from the team after their arrest by campus police. They were removed from campus and won't be allowed to return until the charges are resolved. No one was injured in the 3 a.m. incident.

"Obviously, we take this very seriously," Duke spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said.

Campus police recovered the gun.

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