Skip to main content

Report: N.C. State Has Dismissed Starting Running Back Shadrach Thornton

The ACC has lost a number of its top players already this year, and now North Carolina State has joined that group. Shadrach Thornton, N.C. State's leading rusher every season from 2012-2015, has been dismissed from the program, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. 

The dismissal comes off of an arrest late Tuesday following an incident involving a motor scooter in which another man was injured, according to WBTV.

Raleigh Police say Shadrach Thornton was riding a moped along Western Boulevard, when he struck someone who was walking on the sidewalk.

The victim is expected to be OK.

Thornton has been at the center of numerous issues during his time in Raleigh. He missed the first two games of this season for a violation of team rules, and served multiple suspensions in 2013 for misdemeanor assault and drug possession. 

In two games this season, Thornton ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 6.8 yards per carry.