Romar Morris, a junior running back on the North Carolina football team, has been suspended for one game after he was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving while impaired.
An officer with the Chapel Hill Police Department arrested Morris, 22, at 4:12 a.m. at his home address of 110 Misty Woods Circle, according to the department’s arrest report. UNC announced Monday that Morris would be suspended for the game against Pittsburgh on Nov. 15.
“We hold our players accountable for their actions and when a player makes a poor decision, he must face the consequences,” coach Larry Fedora said in a statement. “I’m hopeful Romar will learn from his mistake and make better decisions in the future.”
Morris, who was released to a “sober person,” according to the arrest report, upon a promise to appear in court, was driving a 2001 Honda Accord at the time of his arrest. He is due in Orange County court on Nov. 13.
Morris, a former standout at Salisbury High, has been a backup for the Tar Heels this season. He ran for 23 yards on five carries Saturday a 47-20 loss at Miami, and he has gained 162 yards and run for four touchdowns this season.