As Tennessee hit the practice field on Thursday afternoon, it was doing so without freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter. During his post practice press conference, Vols head coach Josh Heupel announced that Salter was suspended from the team. The freshman is among the other group of players that were indefinitely suspended from the team following an off the field incident that occurred on campus.
“Kaidon is a part of the group of individuals that are suspended from team activities,” Heupel said. “There is high expectations and high standards to represent Tennessee football and at the same time we’re gonna stay true to those kids and support them as they go through this process. As we gain information, we’ll be able to share that.”
The other Tennessee football players that were suspended were Martavius French, Aaron Willis and Isaac Washington. They were arrested and charged with simple possession, unlawful drug paraphernalia and juvenile incident, according to the UTPD arrest log that week.
Salter had not been named in the documents because he was a minor at the time of the incident.
The incident that led to the suspensions occurred on March 9, at Stokely Hall. According to police, the males entered the apartment at Stokely, knocked on a door and when a roommate answered the door, was assaulted by one male. None of the five arrested have been charged with assault at this time A witness and the victim said they did not know the suspects’ identities.