North Dakota State Football Announces Disciplinary Action

 
FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State University head football coach Craig 
Bohl announced today quarterback Troy Jackson has been dismissed from 
the team, and wide receiver/return specialist Shamen Washington, 
defensive end Garrett Johnson and quarterback Jose Mohler have been 
suspended from the team indefinitely.
 
“Once the legal and university disciplinary processes are completed, and 
I have had a chance to have discussions with these officials about the 
outcome of these processes, this could lead to permanent dismissal from 
the team,” said Bohl.
 
Jackson, who was charged with marijuana possession in February, was 
dismissed due to repeated, off-field issues unrelated to the possession 
charge. Washington, Johnson and Mohler were cited for driving under the 
influence.
 
“The last thing these three need to think about right now is football. 
They need to get their personal lives together,” said Bohl. “Playing 
football is a privilege, not a right, and the players need to realize 
they are held to a higher standard. This type of behavior is not 
tolerated, never has been and never will be. It goes against who we are 
as a football program.”
 
Bohl said Washington, Johnson and Mohler will be required to perform 
community service during their suspension. This is above and beyond what 
the legal system may require. Bohl said he is working with the NDSU 
Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs and the Counseling Center on a 
long-term drug and alcohol prevention strategy. This is in addition to 
the efforts the athletic department is currently doing on an on-going basis.
 
Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 221-pound senior from Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax 
H.S.), played in three games after transferring from Los Angeles Valley 
College. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 24 yards.
 
Washington, a 5-foot-6 1/2, 147-pound senior from St. Petersburg, Fla. 
(Boca Ciega H.S.), played in three games before being sidelined by a 
knee injury in 2008. He had received an NCAA waiver of the five-year 
period of eligibility to compete during the 2009 season in January.
 
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 256-pound sophomore from Chaska, Minn. (Chaska 
H.S.), played in all 11 games including one start in 2008. He recorded 
21 tackles including five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
 
Mohler, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound redshirt freshman from Cardiff, Calif. 
(La Costa Canyon H.S.), was a redshirt in the NDSU football program in 
2008.
 
North Dakota State is scheduled resume spring practice, 
weather-permitting, with session No. 3 at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on 
the grass practice fields.
 
The Bison open the season at Iowa State on Sept. 3. NDSU completed the 
2008 season with a 6-5 record including a 4-4 mark to tie for 
fourth-place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
 
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