Rising sophomore running back Altee Tenpenny was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance during spring break, according to a report by 103.7 The Buzz.
Tenpenny was arrested in his hometown in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was originally pulled over on March 24 for an “inoperational license plate light” and the officer detected “the odor of burnt marijuana”. The officer then asked Tenpenny when was the last time he had used marijuana, and Tenpenny told the officer he had “smoked a blunt” with his older brother about an hour prior. After a search of the vehicle, the officer found 2.1 grams of pot.
Tenpenny recorded 22 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown last season as a freshman. Tenpenny’s court date is scheduled for April 10th.
“I’m aware of the situation with Altee and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players,” Nick Saban said in a statement. “In addition to any punishment he may receive from a legal standpoint, we will have some internal discipline as well as education that he will be responsible for working through.”