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Kaidon Salter, Amari McNeill facing misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession

Strike two for Salter.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Two members of the Tennessee football team are facing a misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession. Freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter and freshman offensive tackle Amari McNeill were stopped early on Saturday morning on the Cumberland strip, according to UT Police records.

Below reads the report from the police, per WBIR.

“Mr. Salter was stopped for a violation of light law (no tail lights) and a tinted plate cover over the vehicle`s registration. Mr. Salter subsequently admitted (post Miranda) to having marijuana (approx 4 grams) and telling the passenger to throw it out when officers stopped the vehicle.”

This is Salter’s second off-field issue since arriving on campus back in January. The former four-star, top 100 overall quarterback prospect was suspended for all of spring practice following an incident on campus where he was charged with simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Martavius French, Isaac Washington and Aaron Willis were also charged. Washington and French have since left the program.

Salter and Willis were reinstated to the program on June 1st, rejoining the team as workouts resumed.

McNeill is another 2021 signee — a three-star offensive tackle who committed to Tennessee late in the process.

As for Salter, he’s gone from a darkhorse threat in the quarterback battle to now perhaps on the verge of having his Tennessee career end before it begins. That decision will be up to Josh Heupel, who isn’t lacking on numbers in the quarterback room. He also already holds a commitment from 2022 four-star passer Tayven Jackson.