CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Austin Peay State University police are investigating the disappearance of 1,500 school newspapers that reported on this season's leading basketball scorer being charged with possession of marijuana.
Anthony Davis, who led the Governors with an average of 15.5 points a game, was charged March 22 after a resident assistant reported finding what he thought was marijuana.
Davis called the editor of the campus paper, The All State, three times on April 6 to clear up details about the incident. The newspaper ran a story of his arrest the next day, and half the 3,000 copies disappeared by the afternoon.
The free newspaper had to print more copies to avoid losing ad revenue.
"At this point it becomes a felony," said Kristy Galbraith, the paper's faculty adviser. "It's not our paper's intention to penalize someone. It's just a violation of civil rights and anyone's right to distribute information."
Davis did not return a phone message left by the Associated Press.