Vols Dismiss LB Kivon Bennett Following His Arrest on Tuesday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has dismissed outside linebacker Kivon Bennett from the football team, hours after he was arrested during a traffic stop. Coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement that athletes are expected to uphold a standard and this incident fell well short. Bennett was stopped Tuesday morning by campus police for speeding. Police reported finding more than 44 grams of marijuana, a scale, 58 plastic baggies and a loaded handgun. The son of former NFL player Cornelius Bennett had started four of seven games this season and was tied for the team lead with 4 1/2 sacks.
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