NC State sophomore guard Markell Johnson was suspended indefinitely earlier this month. He faces felonious assault charges from an October incident in Ohio.
Markell Johnson, a Cleveland native, is one of four men facing charges stemming from the incident.
He was suspended indefinitely about a week and a half after his December 5 indictment, and based on NC State’s code of conduct, will remain so as he goes through the trial process.
From The News & Observer:
Johnson, Demarious Green, Michael Melton and Johnnie Pullum were all indicted in Cuyahoga County on Dec. 5. Each was jailed on Dec. 20, ordered to supply a DNA sample and released on $5,000 bond. A pretrial conference involving the four co-defendants is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday in the Cuyahoga (Ohio) County Justice Center.
Johnson played in 10 games for the Wolfpack this season, before the suspension was handed down. He was a reserve player for the team as a true freshman last season, appearing in all but two of NC State’s games.
Now, his collegiate basketball career appears to be in serious jeopardy.