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NC State dismisses running back Shadrach Thornton from football team

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While the circumstances surrounding Shadrach Thornton's latest run-in with the law were a bit peculiar, it turned out to be the final straw for the NC State running back. NC State announced Wednesday evening that Thornton has been dismissed from the team, but Dave Doeren also said in his statement, "we will continue to support him academically and help him earn his degree."

Thornton was arrested at his apartment Tuesday after leaving the scene of a minor accident. Thornton was riding a moped on a sidewalk near campus and hit a pedestrian, causing him some minor injuries, including a busted lip that needed a few stitches.

The whole sequence of events remains unclear, but in any case Thornton was charged with failing to provide information/aid, a class-one misdemeanor.

And so it ends like this for Shad, who'd survived multiple suspensions to remain on the Wolfpack roster, including a suspension for the first two games of 2015. Despite missing those games, Thornton is second on the team with 203 rushing yards.