Vols’ Ignont booked after drug citation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A University of Tennessee football player was booked into the Knox County Sheriff’s Office after a drug citation.

William Ignont, a linebacker, was booked Tuesday.

According to Knoxville police, Ignont was a passenger in a car driven by running back John Kelly, Oct. 21.

The two were pulled over during a traffic stop on Cumberland Ave near 11th Street after police noticed a headlight was out. When the window was rolled down, the police say a strong smell came from the vehicle.

Related: UT’s John Kelly, Will Ignont cited after marijuana found during traffic stop, suspended from Kentucky game

Marijuana and a glass pipe were found inside the vehicle.

Ignont was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia; which is a misdemeanor. Kelly was cited for possession of a Schedule 6 drug (a misdemeanor), not having a headlight and not having proof of insurance.

The two received a suspension to play in the Vols’ game against Kentucky.

Kelly must turn himself in for booking by Nov. 9.

Both will be arraigned on Dec. 13.

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