Montrell deals with pot charges

Vol receiver Montrell Jones has entered a counseling program in hopes of expunging a recent drug arrest from his record.

Jones was arrested Aug. 2 on a charge of marijuana possession in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. The Courier-Journal reported the arrest earlier this week. Quoting a police report, the Courier-Journal reported that a Jeep Cherokee driven by Jones was stopped near downtown because it was being driven with its lights off.

Detecting the odor of marijuana, the investigating officer conducted a search of the car and found marijuana in a plastic candy container.

Jones pleaded not guilty on Aug. 6 but agreed to drug counseling as part of a diversion program. Assuming he completes the program by Oct. 8, the charge will be expunged from his record.

Jones was Kentucky's ''Mr. Football'' as a senior at Male High School. Now a sophomore at UT, he has caught six passes in the Vols' first two games. He attended Wednesday evening's practice but did not participate. Whether or not head coach Phillip Fulmer plans to take disciplinary action at this time is not known.

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