KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee basketball players Anthony Passley and Jordan Smith were charged with possession of crack cocaine and suspended indefinitely from the team.
Passley, a redshirt transfer, and Smith, a walk-on, were arrested early Sunday, Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Monday.
Officers trying to clear traffic near a nightclub spotted a car on the sidewalk under a no-parking sign and approached to ask them
to move, DeBusk said.
Officers found 15.2 grams of crack cocaine in the car and charged the pair with possession for resale, the police spokesman said. Passley was charged with simple possession of marijuana, DeBusk said.
"I am very disappointed in these young men," Tennessee coach
Bruce Pearl said. "Our players need to take their responsibility
for being a role model seriously, and if they don't act responsibly
they won't be playing at Tennessee."
Both players were released on bond. Passley transferred from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, while Smith has played only four minutes this