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Suspended Notre Dame WR Kevin Stepherson Charged With Marijuana Possession Day Before Shoplifting Arrest

A view of Notre Dame football fans during a home game.

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 07: A general view of the fans taken during the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal on October 7, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kevin Stepherson was suspended by Notre Dame after being arrested for shoplifting a week ago. It wasn't his only indiscretion of the week.

Kevin Stepherson, one of Notre Dame's top wide receivers, and running back CJ Holmes were suspended for Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl game against LSU.

The pair was arrested on Friday for shoplifting from a mall Macy's Stepherson walked out wearing sweatpants that he did not pay for, while Holmes left with a North Face coat.

According to WNDU, Stepherson was pulled over the day before his shoplifting arrest, and now faces a drug charge.

The Marshall County Prosecutor's Office says Stepherson was pulled over for speeding last Thursday and is being charged with possession of marijuana, speeding, and no valid driver's license.

According to court documents, Stepherson was driving 80 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone.

Stepherson was arrested for marijuana possession in August 2016, but was not suspended by the team that year. He missed games earlier this season, and according to WNDU, it was an unannounced suspension that Notre Dame "never acknolwedged." He finished third on the team with 359 yards, and led the Fighting Irish with five receiving touchdowns.