KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has
dismissed Tyler Smith from the team following the arrest of Smith
and three other players a week ago.
Smith, a senior guard/forward, and the others face misdemeanor
drug, gun and alcohol charges.
Pearl announced his decision to dismiss Smith on Friday and said
Melvin Goins, Cameron Tatum and Brian Williams remain on indefinite
A news release from the university quoted Pearl saying that
playing basketball at Tennessee is a "privilege" and the
discipline was required.
A Knoxville police report said the players were in a rental car
that was stopped Jan. 1 and officers found marijuana, an open
container of alcohol and a handgun with an altered serial number.
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