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Boise State’s Vallejo, Sumner-Gardner miss bowl trip; DSG cited on drug charge


The Idaho Statesman has obtained documents pertaining to the charges against Boise State sophomore safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner:

— According to the citation for drug paraphernalia use or possession with intent to use, Sumner-Gardner was cited during a traffic stop for going 40 miles an hour in a 35-mile-an-hour zone on Broadway in Boise. The stop occurred at 1:32 a.m. Nov. 27, while most of the team was in San Jose to play a game. Sumner-Gardner was injured.

— According to the affidavit of failure to obey, Sumner-Gardner was due in court on or before Friday to answer the drug charge. He didn’t show up. The Fourth Judicial District Court has asked the prosecutor’s office to charge Sumner-Gardner with failure to obey and issue a warrant for his arrest.

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Boise State junior starting middle linebacker Tanner Vallejo and sophomore injured safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner didn’t make the trip to the Poinsettia Bowl because of team-rules violations, coach Bryan Harsin said Monday night.

Vallejo is the team’s third-leading tackler with 57. He also has eight tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He was the defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl last year.

Sophomore Joe Martarano likely will start for the third time this season. He also started against Wyoming and UNLV when Vallejo was injured. Martarano is fifth on the team with 48 tackles.

Sumner-Gardner, a starter when the season began, wouldn’t have played in the Poinsettia Bowl anyway. He has missed the past eight games with a broken ankle.

According to court records, Sumner-Gardner was cited Nov. 27 by Idaho State Police for misdemeanor drug paraphernalia use or possession with intent to use. The records also indicate that Sumner-Gardner missed a court appearance Friday.

The Broncos play Northern Illinois on Wednesday.

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