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Tennessee Vols Starting Edge Rusher Kivon Bennett arrested on weapons and drug charges

Kivon Bennett Tennessee Vols arrested for drug and gun possession
Vols star pass rusher Kivon Bennett has been dismissed by the team after being arrested for drugs and weapon possession.

Tennessee Vols star linebacker Kivon Bennett has been dismissed from the team after being arrested on drugs, and weapons charges on UT’s campus Tuesday morning.

Bennett was charged with possession of 44 grams of marijuana, a handgun, and paraphernalia, according to the police report.

Bennett was honest with the police. He told them he had marijuana in the car and that he had a Glock 17 under the seat.

Bennett is being charged with possession of a firearm with intent to go armed (dangerous felony), possession of schedule VI drugs with intent, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited from possessing a firearm under state/federal law.

Bennett has 7.5 tackles for loss which is good for second in the SEC while he is fourth in the SEC with 4.5 sacks.

This is a huge blow to the Vols. Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt released this statement.

“Kivon Bennett has been dismissed from our football program following a traffic stop earlier today. There is a standard our student-athletes are expected to uphold at Tennessee, and today’s incident fell well short of that standard.”

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