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Kansas cornerback Corione Harris suspended after 2 felony charges

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Posted at 11:01 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 00:01:43-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Kansas cornerback Corione Harris has been suspended from the football team after being charged with felony drugs and weapons offenses.

Harris, who has played two seasons with the Jayhawks, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon in Howell County, Missouri.

Court records said a Howell County sheriff's deputy pulled over Harris for a traffic violation Jan. 19 on U.S. 63 in southern Missouri.

The deputy said Harris smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according court document states.

The deputy asked Harris if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. Harris told the deputy he had marijuana and a gun, according to a probable cause statement.

The deputy found marijuana, a large amount of cash and a weapon in the car during a search.

Harris was arrested and posted bond after one day in the Howell County Jail. His first court appearance is Feb. 10.

41 Action News received a statement Thursday night from KU football coach Les Miles: "We are aware of the charges involving Corione Harris, and have suspended him indefinitely from all team-related activities.''

Harris, a 6-foot-1 junior cornerback from New Orleans, appeared in nine games for Kansas in 2019, finishing with 15 tackles and 2 pass breakups.

As a freshman, Harris appeared in all 12 games, including nine starts, and finished fifth on the Jayhawks with 33 tackles. He also had five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble.