Montrell Jones suspended again

If UT head football coach Phillip Fulmer relies on a ''three strikes and you're out'' policy, wide receiver Montrell Jones may be done as a Vol.

Fulmer indefinitely suspended the rising junior last weekend, and today's issue of The Tennessean cites a failed a substance abuse test as the cause.

Jones has been suspended twice previoiusly -- for the LSU game in 2001 and for the Rutgers game in 2002. He also was arrested in August of 2002 in his hometown, Louisville, Ky., when police found marijuana in the car he was driving. Jones, who was driving at night without his headlights on, explained that the car did not belong to him and that he was taking someone to work.

Jones avoided a suspension by passing a substance abuse test when he returned to campus following the arrest. He subsequently underwent drug counseling to keep the charge off his record.

A 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, Jones was Kentucky's Mr. Football as a high school senior. He has enjoyed only modest success at the collegiate level, however. As a sophomore last season he caught 22 balls for 306 yards.

Jones had a very quiet spring prior to the suspension. Converted safety Mark Jones, Tony Brown and C.J. Fayton have been the most impressive wideouts during spring practice to date, with converted tailback Derrick Tinsley also showing some flashes.


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