UT Linebacker Arrested Facing Drug and Weapon Charges

A Junior Linebacker for the Vols is off the team after he was arrested on weapons and drug charges. Kivon Bennett, number 95, was stopped for speeding along Neyland Drive Tuesday morning.

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.”

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