Tennessee players John Kelly, Will Ignont cited for marijuana

Tennessee running back John Kelly runs against Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville Florida

KPD said Kelly and Ignont consented, and when they searched they found a clear plastic baggie containing 4.6 grams of marijuana in the center console along with a glass pipe next to it.

The Tennessee Volunteers football team has had a downright miserable season this year but one of the lone bright spots for the team has been running back John Kelly and the way he's performed. During the stop, they noticed "a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle". It says that a green leafy substance appearing to be pot along with a pipe were found in the vehicle, though it does not explicitly state how much of the substance was found. Kelly and Ignont did not claim ownership of the drugs and pipe.

The incident was first reported by WATE-TV in Knoxville.

According to police, the vehicle carrying John Kelly and William Ignont was pulled over at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and 11th Street because the vehicle had a headlight out.

Kelly was charged with possession of a schedule VI substance and given a city citation for the missing headlight and for not having proof of insurance.

The players' availability for Saturday night's game at Kentucky (7:30 p.m. ET; SEC Network) wasn't immediately known.

Both players were allowed to leave but were required to turn themselves in to Knoxville police for booking by 7:30 a.m. November 7. They're scheduled to turn themselves in to the Knox County Sheriff's Office on November 7. In the meantime, Tennessee director of football communications Zach Stipe released a statement saying the following: "We are aware of it and we are looking into it". "That's the only comment we will have at this time".

Kelly leads the Vols with 615 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns as well as 26 receptions and 255 yards.

Ignont, out of Huntsville, Ala., has appeared in four games and has made four tackles in limited action.



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