The Jacksonville Jaguars recently hired Mike Mularkey as their new head coach and it didn’t take long for the first scandal to hit the team’s new head man. Mularkey’s son was among three former University of North Carolina athletes arrested for possession of cocaine on Friday.
Shane Michael Mularkey was arrested along with Nicole Marie Suarez and Jacob Carl Groeschen. The three were spotted on top of a parking deck by Chapel Hill police and appeared to be using cocaine, while drug paraphernalia and a bag with cocaine residue was also found.
The 21-year-old Mularkey played in all 13 games for the school’s football team in 2009, but a school spokesman claims he left the team after the 2010 season. He was a linebacker, who reportedly quit after having shoulder surgery
Suarez was a former member of UNC’s cross country team, but hasn’t been involved with the team since September 2010. And Groeschen was a walk-on quarterback in 2010 and served as a student manager during the 2011 season, but left the Tar Heels after the team played in the Independence Bowl in December.
A Jaguars spokesman says the team knows of the arrest and has said that it is a personal matter and that the team’s head coach had no comment on the subject at this time.