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Vols CB cited for alcohol, marijuana

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Tennessee cornerback Brent Vinson was cited by police for possession of marijuana and a violation of the state's open container law last week, prompting his one-game suspension.

According to a Knoxville police report, Vinson was issued five citations after being pulled over for speeding around 10 p.m. Oct. 29.

Police say the 21-year-old sophomore did not have his driver's license with him and was found with a plastic bag of marijuana in his right shoe and an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

He was issued citations for speeding, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

The next day, coach Phillip Fulmer announced Vinson would serve a suspension for the Vols' game at South Carolina, which they lost 27-6.

Fulmer says Vinson, who served an academic-re

Vols TB Hardesty hampered by stress fracture

Tennessee tailback Montario Hardesty has a stress fracture in his leg.

The junior likely won't play against Wyoming on Saturday, which, coupled with the Vols' (3-6) off week will give him two weeks to rest.

Hardesty has been slowed by an ankle injury at several times in his career, but coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday at practice he wasn't sure if the two injuries were related.

Fulmer says Hardesty's leg had been bothering him for several weeks.

The 6-foot, 210-pound New Bern, N.C., native is the team's second best rusher with 211 yards on the ground this season for an average 23.4 per game. He leads the team with five touchdowns.