Shai Werts is the name of a quarterback you never heard of, but you will after finding out what he tried to do that got him arrested and suspended.
The Georgia Southern quarterback has been suspended by the team indefinitely following his arrest after a traffic stop on Wednesday night. Werts was being pulled over for speeding by police, when he allegedly called 911 to let them know he was going to pull over in a more well-lit area. That was a bad idea.
That’s where police allegedly found a substance on the hood of his car that Werts said was bird poop. It was tested and the results concluded that it was actually cocaine. Werts has been charged with a misdemeanor for cocaine possession.
From the George-Anne:
Werts stated it was bird poop that he tried to clean at the beginning of the week at the local car wash.
“Everything about him and inside his vehicle made him appear as a clean person but the hood of his car was out of place,” the report states.
Werts denied knowledge of origin of the cocaine, according to the report.
The powder appeared to have been “thrown on the vehicle and had been attempted to be washed off by the windshield wipers, and wiper fluid as there was white powder substance around the areas of the wiper fluid dispensary,” the officer wrote.
Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford announced his suspension on Friday.
Werts started 10 games for the Eagles in 2018, going from 2-10 in 2017 to 10-3 and Camellia Bowl champions in 2018.
He was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team.