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Brandon Morris has been kicked off of Georgia’s basketball team

Jul 14, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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Brandon Morris has been kicked off of the Georgia basketball team, head coach Mark Fox announced on Monday.

“This program has a strong expectation of citizenship and every one of our players understands this,” Fox said.  “This expectation does not mean that mistakes will not happen.  When they do I always deal with them appropriately.  Brandon had a very clear understanding of our expectation.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to dismiss him from our team.”

“We’ve offered Brandon as much help as we can as he leaves, in hope that he can continue his career somewhere else.”

Morris was arrested early Sunday morning while Fox was on the road recruiting. He is facing a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The 6-foot-7 Morris averaged 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists for an overachieving Bulldog team last season. He started 25 games as a sophomore last year.

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