Tennessee dismisses freshman QB Salter after drug arrest

Friday, June 25, 2021, Vol. 45, No. 26

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has dismissed freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter from the football team.

The school made the announcement Thursday in a two-line statement and gave no details behind the decision.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Salter and freshman offensive lineman Amari McNeill were charged with misdemeanor drug offenses after an early morning traffic stop Saturday.

Salter, a former four-star recruit, had also been suspended during spring practice. He had been expected to compete for the position as first-year coach Josh Heupel looks to rebuild the program.

___

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25