Tennessee Suspends Three Football Players After Misdemeanor Drug Arrests

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Three Tennessee football players have been suspended after being arrested on misdemeanor drug charges, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Defensive tackle Isaac Washington and linebackers Martavius French and Aaron Willis each received an indefinite suspension following the preliminary charges related to misdemeanor drug possession. In addition, a fourth undetermined player also was suspended indefinitely, the News Sentinel reported.

Tennessee’s police log listed five individuals, including French, Washington and Willis, arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Tuesday night at the Stokely Hall dorm on campus.

“We are aware of an incident that occurred at Stokely Hall involving football student-athletes,” Tennessee Athletics said in a statement. “The individuals involved in the incident have been suspended indefinitely from football activities pending further review of the matter by the university.”

Also arrested were an unnamed juvenile and Clinton Warren, who is listed in Tennessee’s online directory as a student, but is not a member of the football team, the News Sentinel added.

Per the News Sentinel: “A witness reported to UT police that their roommate answered the door and was assaulted by one male, while three or four other males entered the apartment, went into another room and took items belonging to the individual who had answered the door, according to a UT public safety notice.

“The person who had answered the door and the witness said they did not know the people who entered the residence, according to the safety notice issued earlier this week after UT housing staff notified UT police Tuesday about an incident at Stokely Hall.”

Washington,m French and Willis signed with Tennessee when Jeremy Pruitt was still serving as coach. Pruitt was replaced by Josh Heupel in January after three seasons.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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