Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson had previous incidents with police in Oxford, Miss., in the weeks before he was stopped for speeding and found to be in possession of marijuana and what appeared to be cocaine, USA Today Sports reported.
USA Today reported that prior to his latest incident, Henderson clashed with police on April 27 for playing loud music and not wearing a seat belt. According to police reports obtained by the paper, an officer threatened to take Henderson to jail when he turned his music up just as loud as he pulled away after receiving the citations.
In another incident on April 4, Oxford police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment where Henderson opened the door and identified himself. Police left after Henderson agreed to turn down loud music, according to the report.
According to police reports cited by The Wall Street Journal, police pulled over Henderson on May 4 and smelled marijuana in his car. Henderson gave the officer a bag with a small amount of marijuana, and a police dog then found "a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine."
Henderson was cited only for lacking proof of insurance, and a police report said, "The district attorney wouldn't prosecute if the bag contained less than one-tenth of a gram of cocaine," according to the Journal.
Oxford police chief Joey East confirmed the incident Thursday, saying officers told him Henderson was "very cooperative" during the stop and "it's not uncommon" for police to find small amounts of a suspected controlled substance but file no charges because of a cooperative suspect.
The Rebels indefinitely suspended Henderson on Wednesday for a violation of team rules. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman the suspension was the result of multiple failed drug tests.
Henderson led the Southeastern Conference in scoring and helped Ole Miss win the SEC tournament and an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 2002. But the flamboyant guard also was known for his abrasive personality and quickly became the player opposing teams loved to jeer.
Most of Henderson's transgressions were fairly harmless, such as popping his jersey at the Auburn crowd after hitting a game-clinching shot, but he rarely missed an opportunity to needle opposing fans.
It's been an eventful offseason for Henderson, but for all the wrong reasons.
He wrote a message in April for the university's website, thanking Ole Miss fans for their support and vaguely apologizing to "anyone I offended." He said he would try to become a better leader in the future.
He was also reprimanded by the NCAA in June for making an "inappropriate gesture" after the Rebels' loss to LaSalle in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Information from ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz and The Associated Press was used in this report.