Cardinal Football

Could NC State Be Without One Of Their Top Offensive Players Against Louisville?

Photo:  Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

One of North Carolina State’s top offensive players could be held out of Saturday’s match-up with Louisville following an arrest on Tuesday evening.

Shadrack Thornton, a 6-foot-1, 208-pound, senior running back was arrested after being in a moped accident and injuring a pedestrian.

Thornton was charged with misdemeanors for failing to stop and render aid and failing to provide information after his moped hit a pedestrian about 9:30 p.m. in Raleigh, according to The (Raleigh) News & Observer. He was also charged  with operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk and for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The Georgia native has only played in two of NC State’s first four games, but has already rushed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Thornton led the Wolpack in rushing during over the past three seasons.

Thornton has now been arrested three times during his college career, and he’s been suspended three previous times, including for the first two games of this season.

NC State has not announced any type of suspension for Saturday’s game against Louisville, but at this point I’d say he’s highly questionable.


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