Suspended South Carolina star arrested in May for possession

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Suspended South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license in May.

Thornwell was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center, according to an incident report from the Cayce Department of Public Safety. He paid a fine.

Thornwell, the No. 16 Gamecocks’ leading scorer and rebounder for their first six games, was suspended indefinitely by coach Frank Martin on Dec. 4 for violating athletic department policy. Martin has said he will not detail Thornwell’s transgression, calling it a “mental mistake.”

The Post and Courier of Charleston first reported Thornwell’s arrest.

A team spokeswoman said Tuesday nothing had changed with Thornwell’s suspension and would not say if the arrest figured into the discipline.