Heading into his third and what could very well be his final season in Knoxville given the temperature of the seat on which he sits, the very last thing Derek Dooley needs is an off-field issue heading into the summer.
So, of course, Dooley’s gotten exactly what he didn’t need.
According to multiple media outlets, including GoVols247.com and the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tennessee tight end Cameron Clear was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with theft of more than $1,000 but less than $10,000. The charge is a felony.
The 19-year-old was being held in the Knox County Detention Facility in lieu of a $2,500 bond as of late Tuesday night. No details of what led to the arrest have been made available.
“We are aware of an incident involving Cameron and are in the process of gathering the facts,” a school spokesperson told the News-Sentinel.
As a true freshman in 2011, Clear started two of the 12 games in which he played. The 6-6, 283-pounder had just one reception for four yards. he was listed as the No. 2 TE on the Vols’ post-spring depth chart.
Coming out of Memphis as a four-star member of UT’s 2011 recruiting class, Clear was the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Tennessee and the No. 18 offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals.com.
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