By David Rogers. November 4, 2014. MORGANTON, NC — Web-based reports from The News Herald, serving Morganton and Burke County, disclosed on Monday that two high profile running backs on the Freedom High School and Patton High School football teams were charged with misdemeanors during the last week of October.
Cedric “B.J.” Emmons, 17, ran for 241 yards and two TDs in Freedom’s 27-6 win over Watauga HS’s varsity football team on October 10th, but now faces legal hurdles after being arrested October 25th and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His court date has been set for December 16, according to the Morganton newspaper, and he has been suspended for two games “..in accordance with the team’s policy, according to Casey Rogers, athletic director at Freedom High School.” He is listed by MaxPreps.com as a junior who also plays baseball.
Michtavian Brown, 18, is also a running back playing varsity football, but at Morganton’s Patton High School. He was charged with “communicating threats” on October 30th, and his court date has been set for Nov. 19. No other details were available.