Memphis Tigers offensive lineman Trevon Tate was stopped for speeding and subsequently arrested Friday night after it was learned he had outstanding warrants in Texas. Tom Schad and Clay Bailey of The Commercial Appeal reported Tate’s arrest.
A redshirt freshman from Houston, Tate’s outstanding warrants were discovered when the officer that pulled him over for driving 89 mph ran his name through the system, which is standard procedure. Tate appeared in court today and is expected to be released later.
No further details have been given on what the warrants entail, but one can only hope that Tate and his legal team get this taken care of ASAP. He has been the Tigers’ starting right tackle over the past two games and is becoming a staple on the offensive line. Memphis has also started this season 4-0, so losing Tate for any amount of time over the rest of the season could prove to be a tremendous loss.
The university has offered no comment, but coach Justin Fuente said via text that he and his staff were aware of the situation and waiting until all information was gathered to address it. Tate was not extradited to Texas over the weekend, so perhaps that could be a sign that this matter can be cleared up easily.
Regardless, Campus Sports will update this story accordingly as new information becomes public.
Memphis will look to improve to 5-0 when it visits Tampa to take on the South Florida Bulls on Friday night.
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