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SEC Headlines – 1/24/12 Part One

1.  Florida hoopster Patric Young says his ankle is improving.

2.  Gator defensive tackle Leon Orr gets deferred prosecution for week arrest.

3.  Georgia will pin its hopes to freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope when top-ranked Kentucky comes to town tonight.

4.  Details continue to emerge regarding the “family violence” arrest of Bulldog starting cornerback Sanders Commings.

5.  Kentucky’s John Calipari says coaching stars isn’t as easy as it looks.

6.  And he’s also not feeling good about the Cats’ #1 ranking.

7.  South Carolina is spending nearly $40 million on a new video board and a new tailgating area at Williams-Brice Stadium.

8.  Lorenzo Ward intends to coach the Gamecocks’ defense from the sideline in 2012.

9.  There shouldn’t be too much bad blood between ex-Purdue guys Cuonzo Martin and Kevin Stallings when Tennessee travels to Vanderbilt tonight.

10.  Martin says he’s worried about the Vols’ execution, not “Memorial Magic.”

11.  Vandy’s Stallings is focused on stopping new UT addition Jarnell Stokes inside.

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UF’s Orr Busted For Weed

Every year it’s like clockwork.  The BCS Championship Game is played.  A week later, the arrests begin.  Ex-Alabama star Dre Kirkpatrick was the first to be popped for possession of marijuana.  Now it’s a Florida Gator.

Sophomore defensive tackle Leon Orr faces misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after less than 20 grams were found in his on-campus dorm room by UF police.  He’s also being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia thanks to a pipe and rolling papers that were also found in the room.

For those thinking that Will Muschamp would be able to clean up the Gators’ marijuana culture, that’s a no-go.  Orr is the eighth Florida player arrested under Muschamp and six of those arrests have been pot-related.

Smoking marijuana in college isn’t as rare as it used to be and from the 60′s on it hasn’t been that rare to begin with.  But if Florida were to strengthen its drug policy, it might lead one or two Gators to occasionally put down their pipes.

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