Kent State Running Back Suspended After Felony Accusation

Freshman Julian Durden's athletic successes may be negated by his off-the-field legal troubles.

A Kent State freshman running back has been indefinitely suspended from the Golden Flashes after being charged with felony theft and misdemeanor drug possession. 

Julian Durden, 18, of McKees Rock, Pa., was charged with one felony count of receiving stolen property on Feb. 13 after he allegedly stole a woman’s debit card from her Korb Hall dorm room, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

Durden will appear in Portage County Municipal Court on Feb. 22 for a preliminary hearing.

Additionally, Durden was found guilty of drug possession on Feb. 11 after Kent State University police caught him with a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the Korb Hall parking lot, according to online court records.

If he completes a diversion program, the drug charge will be expunged. 

In the 2012 Kent State football season, Durden had a career long 32-yard run during the 17-13 loss to Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, and scored his first career touchdown in the 23-7 victory Sept. 19 at Buffalo, according to kentstatesports.com. 

Chris (Kit) Myers February 21, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Ease up; the kid can score touchdowns! Where are your priorities?
Laurel Myers Hurst February 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM
If you were a normal 18 year old, you could also have your record expunged by going through the diversion program.
sweet pits February 22, 2013 at 01:47 AM
because no college students ever smoked pot or used a one hitter in the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's. gosh, next thing you know, college students will be having sex!
Razor Ray February 25, 2013 at 01:42 PM
I know this kid, He played ball with my son at Montour HS in pittsburgh. His parents are upstanding and taught him much better than this. Expungement on a pot charge. Cool...But a Felony theft (Receiving Stolen Property) No expungement for that. Let this be a lesson to all of you young folks out there that think you are above the law!!!
Yuberniz Yubi Orengo March 06, 2013 at 03:50 AM
At least someone said something relevant.


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