The Tennessee football program is going through another round of off-field issues, as quarterback Kaidon Salter and Amari McNeill face several misdemeanor charges, including drug possession.
WBIR was first to report the news.
According to UT police records, both players face misdemeanor charges that include simple possession, after their vehicle was stopped early Saturday morning on Cumberland avenue. Salter admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle, approximately 4 grams. Adding to the problem was Salter telling the passenger (McNeill) to throw the marijuana out of the vehicle, according to the police report. Which they found in front of the vehicle, according to the report.
This is not the first time that Salter has been in trouble while in Knoxville, as he was just reinstated to the football team in early June, coming off a suspension for a previous off-field incident. The QB from Texas missed all of Spring practice due to suspension, along with other players.
Salter was also charged with driving without a license, display of registration plates (A tinted plate over vehicle registration), violation of the light law (no tail lights) and confiscation.
According to police records, Amari McNeill admitted to throwing a bag of marijuana from the vehicle, “in hopes of avoiding detection”. He was charged with simple possession and released from the scene, according to police report.
The Tennessee Athletic program released a short statement.
“We are aware of the incident and are awaiting further information.”
This will not go over well for Salter, as Josh Heupel must now decide the future for the freshman quarterback, after just reinstating him.