COLUMBIA – Missouri coach Barry Odom has suspended freshman running back Damarea Crockett for the Tigers’ final game of the season after Crockett was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Odom announced that Crockett would not play in Friday’s game against Arkansas at his regular weekly Monday press conference.

Crockett, who had set a school record for a freshman by rushing for 225 yards in Saturday’s loss at Tennessee, was arrested by campus police shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday.

A spokesman for the University police said Crockett was found in a car on a campus parking lot by an officer patrolling the parking lots. The police report said he was in possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

Crockett, from Little Rock, Ark., was taken to the campus police headquarters, where he was processed and released on signature summons.

Police said there were other people in the car at the time, but nobody else was arrested after the officer said they were not in possession of marijuana. There was no information released on whether the others in the car were also members of the football team.

According to state statutes, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor.

Crockett’s performance on Saturday increased his season total to 1,062 rushing yards for the season, also the most by a freshman in school history. He broke the record set by quarterback Brad Smith in 2002. Crockett topped the 100-yard mark five times and was the fourth-leading rusher in the SEC.

Crockett’s suspension leaves Ish Witter as the top running back for the 3-8 Tigers for Friday’s game against the Razorbacks.