KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A University of Tennessee star football player was booked into the Knox County Sheriff’s Office after a drug citation.
Running back John Kelly was booked Thursday.
Knoxville police say Kelly was driving a vehicle on Cumberland Avenue Oct. 21. Will Ignont, a linebacker, was a passenger in the car.
The two were pulled over during a traffic stop 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.
According to the report, marijuana and a glass pipe were found inside the vehicle.
Kelly was cited for possession of a Schedule 6 drug (a misdemeanor), not having a headlight and not having proof of insurance.
Kelly and Ignont will be arraigned Dec. 13.