Diddy's Alleged 'Drug Mule' Is a Former Syracuse Basketball Player

Brendan Paul played at Syracuse for two years before transferring to Fairmont State University.

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Diddy's alleged drug mule, Brendan Paul, was a former college basketball player at Syracuse University.

According to the Syracuse Athletics website, Paul played for the Orange for two seasons from 2018-2020 and scored only three points during that time. Following his sophomore season, Paul transferred to Fairmont State University in West Virginia for two years and recorded a much better total of 51 points, 23 rebounds, 19 assists, and 11 steals.

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Paul had a decent high school basketball career playing with longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's son, Buddy, at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. The team went to the National Prep School Championship game in 2017 and Paul averaged 14.2 points that year.

The Ohio native was arrested on Monday at Miami-Opa Locka Airport and charged with one count of possession of suspected cocaine and another of possession of suspected marijuana candy. According to court documents, law enforcement searched Paul and found drugs in his bags.

Paul's arrest happened after the federal government, consisting of officers from Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, reached Diddy at Opa Locka Airport while both his homes in L.A. and Miami were raided.

In his lawsuit filed last month against Diddy, Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones Jr. claimed Paul was in Diddy's circle and handled all the drugs and firearms, which the mogul's lawyers denied and called "pure fiction."

"Works as Mr. Combs Mule. He acquires, and distributes, Mr. Combs Drugs, and Guns," Jones Jr. wrote in his 73-page complaint. 

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