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- Marshall Henderson
By The Sports Xchange July 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Mississippi senior guard Marshall Henderson, who was suspended by the school this week after reportedly failing multiple drug tests, had several incidents with local police during the spring. Henderson was stopped for speeding May 4 and police said they found marijuana and cocaine in his car, but USA Today reported that he also had other run-ins with Oxford, Miss., authorities just weeks prior to that. Henderson was pulled over and cited by police April 27 for playing loud music and not wearing a seat belt. After the officer threatened to take Henderson to jail, he turned his music back up as he pulled away, according to police reports. On April 4, police responded to a noise complaint at Henderson's apartment, where he agreed to turn down the loud music he was playing. In the May 4 incident, Henderson was only cited for not having proof of insurance. Mississippi indefinitely suspended Henderson on Wednesday for violating team rules. The school told ESPN.com Thursday that he was suspended for failing multiple drug tests. Henderson failed drug tests in January 2012 and wound up serving jail time as a result, according to USA Today. He was also arrested on forgery charges while a high school senior. After prior stops at South Plains Junior College, Texas Tech and Utah, Henderson transferred to Ole Miss prior to last season. He led the SEC in scoring last season with 20.1 points per game, helping the Rebels win the conference title and was named conference tournament MVP in March. But he also caused controversy when he raised his middle finger to an opposing fan during the tournament, an action he later publicly apologized for. ---Mississippi Valley State suspended head basketball coach Chico Potts and replaced him with associate coach Marcus Thomas. According to ESPN, Potts had been arrested and charged with domestic violence. The Delta Devils athletic department confirmed the report and issued a statement. "Effective immediately, Coach Potts has been suspended with pay," said university spokeswoman Jennifer Freeman said. "This suspension will remain in effect until the university completes its investigation. The Delta Devils struggled to a 5-23 record in Potts' first season last year. ---Colorado State bolstered its backcourt late Friday night when the Rams announced the signing of Brazilian guard Enrico Bueno. Bueno gives coach Larry Eustachy some much needed depth after the graduation of all five starters from last season and the departure of little-used guard Jordan Mason. Bueno, a 6-foot-4 guard who played for the Brazilian national team and played high school ball in Florida, told Latin Basket website that he expects to see action as a freshman. "My expectation is to achieve a fast adaptation. I know that for this to occur, I need to work hard the fundamentals, especially on defense, and improve more and more my long distance shots." Bueno will see a familiar face when he arrives to Fort Collins. Another Brazilian, center Gerson Santo, averaged 2.1 points per game last year for the Rams.