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Three Former ISU Players Arrested

April 5, 2000

AMES, Iowa (AP) _ Three former Iowa State football players, two of whom were dismissed for violating team rules, were arrested on drug charges early Wednesday.

University campus police charged the former players and another man with marijuana and cocaine possession.

Campus police officers just before midnight pulled over a speeding car being driven by former fullback DeCarlos Anderson, 23. Also charged were former wide receiver Kenyatta Burris, 21; former defensive back Leonard Peel, 20; and an acquaintance, Damon Coleman, 22.

Burris also was charged with marijuana possession with intent to deliver because officers found four bags of marijuana on him, and he was charged with misuse of a driver’s license for carrying a fake California identification.

Anderson also was charged with a prohibited act for transporting drugs in a car.

Officers also found two bags of powder cocaine inside.

Burris, a senior from Granada Hills, Calif., was dismissed from the team late last season for violating team rules, said ISU athletic department spokesman Tom Kroeschell. Peel, a sophomore from Dallas, was dismissed earlier this year, Kroeschell said.

Anderson, a junior from Waterloo, used his last year of eligibility in 1999.

The three former players were released from jail Wednesday morning to await trial. Coleman, who officials said does not have a local address, remained in jail.

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