WATCH: Dustin Thomas Kicked Off Arkansas Basketball Team; Police Release Citation Footage

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Senior forward Dustin Thomas has been kicked off the Razorback Men's Basketball team, according to the University of Arkansas.

Coach Mike Anderson released the following statement Monday (March 5):

"Senior forward Dustin Thomas has been dismissed from the team effective immediately for a violation of team rules. It is a privilege to represent the UA as a student-athlete. We will continue to hold the student-athletes in our program to a high standard on and off the court.”

Fayetteville police cited Thomas on Feb. 9 for drug possession after an officer found Thomas outside his apartment complex with a small amount of unburnt marijuana, according to a field report. Police released dash cam footage of the citation Monday.

Thomas played in every game after his citation, including a Feb. 10 win against Vanderbilt.

A university spokesman didn't immediately responded to request for comment Monday afternoon.

Thomas, who received 12 months probation for misdemeanor forgery charges in 2015, was also suspended to start the 2017-18 season for "a violation of team rules."

The announcement comes just days before the Razorbacks' basketball team will be participating in the SEC tournament as the No.6 seed.

Thomas, a senior, started in 17 of the 26 games that he played in this season. He averaged just 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

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