Two Ohio University football players have been charged with felony drug counts and have been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Larenzo Fisher, 21, of Washington, D.C., and Greg Windham, 20, of Tampa, Fla., were arrested Wednesday by officers with the Ohio University Police Department after warrants were issued Tuesday from Athens County Common Pleas Court. Fisher is charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a fourth-degree felony. Windham is charged with one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, also a fourth-degree felony.
According to a news release from the police department, the warrants were issued as a result of “ongoing, joint drug investigations” by OUPD, the Athens Police Department and Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges stem from the alleged sale of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in April and May.
When The Messenger contacted OUPD, the newspaper was told Chief Andrew Powers would not be making any statements regarding the case.
The Messenger contacted Ohio University’s athletic department, where Tom Symonds, assistant athletic director for media relations, confirmed that Fisher and Windham have both been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn confirmed the involvement of all three agencies in the investigation and would neither confirm nor deny the possibility of other persons being investigated in the case.
According to Blackburn, Fisher was arraigned under a $10,000 bond with 10 percent posting allowed and has a jury trial scheduled for Nov. 5. Windham was arraigned under a $2,500 with 10 percent posting allowed and has a jury trial scheduled for Nov. 2. Both have pleaded innocent to the allegations.
Fisher, a junior cornerback for the Bobcats, was already slated to miss the first two games of the 2013 season as discipline for an off-season charge of misdemeanor assault from an incident back in May, The Messenger previously reported. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was fined $500 and sentenced to six months in jail. The jail sentence and $400 of the fine were suspended on the condition Fisher remain a law-abiding citizen for two years.
Fisher has appeared in 23 career games for OU, including this past year’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana-Monroe. He started in 11 games for Ohio in the 2012 season.
Windham, a freshman quarterback, from Tampa, Fla., is in his second season with Ohio. He was redshirted in 2012 and has yet to see any game action with the team. Windham is a scholarship player and was battling to be the team’s No. 3 quarterback in 2013.
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Messenger journalists Jason Arkley and Tyler Buchanan contributed to this article.