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April 26, 2010
Four NC State players in drug-related arrest
Two projected starters and two possible other starters were arrested Saturday after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found at an apartment with the players inside, which was first reported by ABC 11.
NC State starting left tackle Jake Vermiglio, a senior, redshirt junior defensive tackles J.R. Sweezy and Markus Kuhn, and reigning All-ACC redshirt junior tight George Bryan, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using a controlled substance.
Sweezy is already currently suspended for being charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor larceny during spring break in March in Mooresville, N.C.
"I have been made aware of the situation and appropriate action will be taken," said NC State coach Tom O'Brien in a statement Monday.
Bryan was the lone NC State member on the first-team All-ACC squad, tying Clemson tight end Michael Palmer with 39 points. Rivals.com also named Bryan first-team All-ACC. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder emerged as a go-to receiver for quarterback Russell Wilson in the passing game.
Bryan was second on the squad with 40 catches for 422 yards and six touchdowns. He caught two touchdown passes against Gardner-Webb, and finished with six receptions for a season-best 89 yards. He tied his season high of six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown against Wake Forest. Bryan also had touchdowns against Pittsburgh, Florida State and Maryland. He earned a spot on the midseason John Mackey Award list for the nation's top tight end.
Vermiglio anchored the left tackle position, starting all nine games he played in. He allowed two sacks in 470 plays, and did a solid job against Pittsburgh's Greg Romeus and North Carolina's Robert Quinn - two of the top defensive ends in the country.
The 6-5, 325-pounder from Rochester, Mich., injured his leg just 14 plays into the South Carolina game and missed the next two games against FCS opponents Murray State and Gardner-Webb. He also was very sick 45 minutes prior to the Maryland game. Vermiglio has allowed six sacks in 33 games during his Wolfpack career.
The 6-5, 293-pound Sweezy finished his redshirt sophomore season with 17 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks for minus-22 yards and 10 quarterback hurries in 268 plays. He made his first career start against Gardner-Webb Sept. 19, and posted a season-high four tackles against Duke. He recorded one sack against Murray State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.
The 6-4, 303-pound Kuhn played his first two years for the Wolfpack, and then redshirted last year. Kuhn played in 11 games and made 33 tackles, including five for losses and a sack and was named honorable mention freshman All-American by The Sporting News.
Kuhn earned a starting job at defensive end for 2008, but he would be supplanted after three games by Shea McKeen. His finished his sophomore campaign with 23 tackles, including a pair of sacks and 2.5 tackles for losses.
Kuhn was listed second-string behind Natanu Mageo on the Wolfpack organizational chart to start the spring.
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