Reports: Navy CB David Sperry no longer at academy

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David Sperry

Navy cornerback David Sperry intercepts a pass during a Nov. 12 game against Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (US Presswire photo by Kevin Jairaj)

Navy cornerback David Sperry, who was third among Midshipmen with 70 tackles last season and earned an honorable mention spot on at least one All-Independent team, is no longer at the academy, according to multiple reports.

A May 18 Washington Examiner report, citing Maryland court records, says Sperry faces charges for failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order — charges the Naval Academy would not comment on, according to the report. A report posted Wednesday on CapitalGazette.com does not mention any criminal charges, instead citing “multiple sources” that said Sperry tested positive for spice, a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana and is banned by the Navy.

Sperry, who would’ve been entering his senior season, is not on the 2012 Navy online roster nor on the 2012 depth chart, which was updated the day of the Examiner report.

Sperry is the third case of high-profile service-academy football dismissals in recent months; Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor and Air Force running back Asher Clark have also made headlines with their departures from their respective schools.

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