Tennessee's Kelly, Ignont cited on possession charges; won't play vs Kentucky


Update:John Kelly will not play against Kentucky.

Here is a statement from Tennessee head coach Butch Jones:

John Kelly and Will Ignont will be suspended for the Kentucky game as a result of the incident on Tuesday night. Members of our football team have a responsibility to represent the University of Tennessee in a first-class manner. I met with John and Will and they understand their actions were unacceptable.


Original story

Tennessee running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have received citations after police said they found marijuana in Kelly's car during a traffic stop. Knoxville police say they stopped a car for having a headlight out Tuesday at about 10:46 p.m. Police said they searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana and found 4.6 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe in the console. Kelly, the Volunteers' leading rusher, was cited for possession of Schedule VI. Tennessee law defines marijuana as a "Schedule VI" drug. He also was cited for having no proof of insurance and for his car having a non-working headlight. Ignont was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Zach Stipe says "we are aware of the incident and we are looking into it."

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