According to Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt, Tim Jordan is no longer a part of the team
Pruitt made the announcement on Thursday during a virtual press conference.
When the media asked about the status of Jordan following his run in with police in May, Pruitt responded that Jordan is “no longer on the team” as of now. Jordan, who is from Bartow, Fla., was pulled over in late May in Lakeland, Fla. when officers “saw a vehicle speeding and repeatedly swerving into the bicycle lane.”
Upon pulling Jordan over, the officers observed “a strong odor of cannabis emanating from inside.” After being pulled over, Jordan informed officers he had a gun in his back pocket but did not have a concealed carry permit Per the police report, officers also found a small bag containing 9.25 grams of marijuana along with a scale and several other empty plastic bags.
The senior running back is now facing a slew of charges. Those charges include carrying a concealed firearm, possessing narcotic paraphernalia, and possessing 20 grams or less of marijuana.
The official arrest occurred just before 5 a.m. on May 30.
Jordan was a part of the Vols’ 2017 recruiting class
Jordan made a small impact on the team in his freshman season, appearing in all 12 games that year. During the 2018 campaign, Jordan again appeared in all 12 games.
However, Jordan finished second on the team with 522 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 132 carries while adding 12 receptions for 116 yards. During the 2019 season, Jordan appeared in 12 of UT’s 13 games and made four starts.
During the campaign, he rushed for 428 yards and a score on 104 attempts while also catching six passes for 46 yards. The Vols’ running back room will now have just three returners.
Breakout running back Eric Gray will be joined by seniors Ty Chandler and Carlin Fils-Aime. The Vols will also be joined by three new comers from the 2020 class in Len’Neth Whitehead, Tee Hodge, and Jabari Small.