Two Tennessee football players were reportedly arrested over the weekend on a charge of marijuana possession.
According to report from the University of Tennessee police, freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter and freshman offensive lineman Amari McNeill were arrested and charged with simple possession, a misdemeanor offense. Salter allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the car and telling McNeill to throw it out the window prior to a traffic stop for no tail lights and a covered registration.
“Mr. Salter was stopped for a violation of a light law (no tail lights) and a tinted plate cover over the vehicle’s registration,” the police report for Salter's arrest states. “Mr. Salter subsequently admitted (post Miranda) to having marijuana (approx. 4 grams) and telling the passenger to throw it out when officers stopped the vehicle.”
McNeill corroborated Salter's story and allegedly admitted to throwing the marijuana out the window of the vehicle. A bag was found on the ground in front of the vehicle at the scene.
“On June 19 2021 at approximately 0300 hours a traffic stop was performed on the vehicle,” the University of Tennessee police report of McNeill’s arrest states. “A bag of marijuana was observed on the ground in front of the vehicle and the defendant admitted to throwing the bag from the vehicle in hopes of avoiding detection. The defendant was charged with simple possession (citation A750643) and released from the scene.”
Salter was recently reinstated to the Tennessee program after being suspended for an incident back in March. The highly touted, four-star quarterback prospect and three other players were arrested for misdemeanor drug charges at the time.
During his suspension, Salter apologized for his previous actions on social media.
"I just want to take this opportunity to apologize to my team, my coaches the Vol fans & my parents for my negative choices," Salter tweeted. "I know my choices disappointed many but my end goal is to eliminate my distractions get on the field & earn my respect back #gottoKEEPmypopsPROUD #levelup."