Four TN. basketball players arrested for gun, drugs www.privateofficer.com
A traffic infraction has landed four Tennessee basketball players, including starting senior forward Tyler Smith, in jail overnight.
A Knoxville Police Department spokesperson said the 23-year-old Smith, 22-year-old junior point guard Melvin Goins, 22-year-old junior center Brian Williams and 21-year-old sophomore guard Cameron Tatum were arrested during a Friday morning traffic stop near the Tennessee campus.
During the traffic stop, officers smelled marijuana coming from the car and found a handgun with an altered serial number, a bag of marijuana and an open container of alcohol. Police said that Tatum was driving.
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said in a statement that the team takes such matters seriously.