Tennessee Volunteers redshirt freshman lineman Charles Mosley was arrested early yesterday morning on charges of speeding and what is being called “first-offense DUI,” according to Ben Frederickson of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
The arresting officer stated that he pulled Mosley over for going 79 in a 55 mph zone and detected the smell of marijuana in the vehicle. Mosley claimed he had not been smoking and that only his friends were, but failed a field sobriety test and marijuana residue was later found on the seats of the car. Mosley was released on bond later in the morning and will be back in court on July 29.
The university offered a brief statement on the arrest:
“We are aware of the situation and at this point in time are in the process of gathering all of the facts and information,” UT spokesman Jason Yellin told the News Sentinel in a text message Wednesday night.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
Tennessee opens the season at home against the MAC’s Bowling Green Falcons on September 5.
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