Tennessee A.D. stresses ‘gut check’ after latest arrests

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton says his tolerance for athletes being involved in criminal activity “has gone to zero” after a second high-profile series of arrests in less than two months.
Senior forward Tyler Smith (FSY), junior point guard Melvin Goins, junior center Brian Williams and sophomore guard Cameron Tatum are suspended indefinitely after being arrested Friday on gun and drug charges.

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In November, three freshmen football players were charged with attempted armed robbery. Two of them, wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson and defensive back Mike Edwards, were dismissed.

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