Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:16
While he was dismissed from the program on October 8,
steroid suspect Jonathan Ray was on the Appalachian State University
Mountaineer Football roster for 2007.
Coach Jerry Moore says the dismissal came
after a search warrant was executed on October 6. Syringes and steroids were
allegedly found, but police had to wait on the SBI to confirm the identity of
the substance, and couldn’t make the arrest until results came in Tuesday.
Moore says Ray said the situation was a misunderstanding.
Moore told him to come back when the police could confirm his claim.
Ray, a 21-one-year-old junior sociology major at Appalachian
State University, was charged with three counts of steroid possession and one
count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ray was a nonrecruited walk-on defensive lineman and
does not have a number on the roster. Moore says Ray never played in a game.