The officer said there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After a search, officers found a bag of pot, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Bennett was promptly dismissed from the team.
Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt released a statement Tuesday, “Kivon Bennett has been dismissed from our football program following a traffic stop earlier today. There is a standard our student-athletes are expected to uphold at Tennessee, and today’s incident fell well short of that standard.”