Vanhorse Lede

James Madison running back Solomon Vanhorse runs through a drill during a practice last month at Bridgeforth Stadium.

James Madison running back and kick returner Solomon Vanhorse was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) early Sunday morning in Harrsionburg, according to an arrest record.

According to the Harrisonburg Police Department’s weekly arrest report, it was a first-time DWI/DUI offense for Vanhorse.

On Tuesday morning, JMU announced Vanhorse was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

The record shows Vanhorse was arrested at 5 a.m. on Sunday at 2527 Bayberry Lane.

Vanhorse, a fourth-year sophomore, played in each of the Dukes’ first pair of wins and tallied 14 rushing yards on five carries to go along with seven receptions for 58 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He’s also the team’s primary kick returner and averaged 20.6 yards per return through the first two contests.

During his weekly video press conference on Tuesday, third-year JMU coach Curt Cignetti said Dukes slot receiver Kris Thornton and cornerback Sammy Malignaggi would take reps as kick returners this week to fill the void of Vanhorse. JMU running back Kaelon Black, normally teamed with Vanhorse on the kick-return team, can handle the kick-return responsibilities also.

No. 3 JMU plays its first road game of the season this Saturday at Big Sky power Weber State. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

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