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TN: Vols John Kelly, Will Ignont Cited After Marijuana Found Following Traffic Stop

Ron Strider

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Tennessee's starting running back John Kelly and backup linebacker Will Ignont were cited by the Knoxville Police Department on Tuesday night after police say they found marijuana in a vehicle the players were in.

Kelly was cited for misdemeanor drug possession, not having a headlight and not having proof of insurance, and Ignont was cited for misdemeanor drug paraphernalia.

The citations resulted from a traffic stop around 10:46 p.m. Tuesday on Cumberland Avenue near 11th Street.

Kelly was driving and Ignont was the passenger, according to the incident report. Neither player claimed possession of the 4.6 grams of marijuana police say they found, along with a glass pipe, in the center console during a search of the vehicle. The search was conducted after officers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the incident report.

"We are aware of the incident and we are looking into it," UT team spokesman Zach Stipe said in a statement. "There will be no further comment at this time."

Tennessee has not said whether the players will be available to play when the Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) face Kentucky (5-2, 2-2) on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network) in Lexington.

Kelly ranks fifth in the SEC with 615 rushing yards. He's the top weapon on a struggling offense.

Ty Chandler (118 rushing yards) is UT's backup running back, and Carlin Fils-aime (74 yards) is third string.

Ignont had a season-high two tackles in Saturday's game against Alabama.

Kelly and Ignont cooperated with police and were allowed to drive off after receiving citations, according to the incident report. They are scheduled to arrive for booking at the Knox County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 7.

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