07/10/2013 05:21 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2013

Marshall Henderson Suspended: Ole Miss Star's Suspension Reportedly Related To Drug Test


Marshall Henderson has been suspended indefinitely from the Ole Miss men's basketball team for violating team rules.

"Since the season ended, we have talked a lot about Marshall taking a greater leadership role with our team. With that comes greater responsibility, and he must do a better job of living up to the high standard we expect from him and he desires from himself," Rebels head coach Andy Kennedy said in a statement on Wednesday, via USA Today Sports.

Citing an unnamed source, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported that the suspension is "related to a failed drug test."

Not long before Ole Miss announced the suspension on Wednesday, Henderson shared a cryptic message on Twitter.

Before transferring to Ole Miss, Henderson had been arrested multiple times. According to records obtained by USA Today, he tested positive for cocaine and marijuana in January 2012.

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More from the Associated Press:

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has suspended guard Marshall Henderson indefinitely for a "violation of team rules."

The university sent out a release Wednesday announcing the suspension but it did not provide any details why Henderson was suspended.

The 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, averaged 20.1 points per game last season. He helped the Rebels win the SEC tournament championship and advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.

But the flamboyant guard also was known for his abrasive personality, and he quickly became the player opposing teams loved to hate.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said in a statement that Henderson "must do a better job of living up to the high standard we expect from him and he desires from himself."


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