Gerald Mincey was arrested Thursday, Sept 14. ahead of the Tennessee Volunteers’ 29-16 loss to Florida Saturday evening.

According to a report from Rocky Top Insider’s Ryan Schumpert as well as the crime log, Mincey was arrested for simple possession of Marijuana on Cumberland Ave at Henley Street in Knoxville.

Vols head coach Josh Heupel told reporters last night that Jeremiah Crawford got the start over Mincey because that’s just what they chose to do. It seems we have a firmer answer to his absence Saturday now.

Mincey did actually play Saturday, but only on special teams.

Mincey transferred to Tennessee from Florida ahead of last season and has been a solid piece for the Vols’ offensive line since. Tennessee has struggled out of the gate and certainly could have used Mincey in the rotation Saturday.

The Vols really do have a lot of questions to answer on both sides of the line of scrimmage. They’ll be able to remedy some problems next week when Tennessee returns home for a matchup against Texas-San Antonio.

The game against UTSA is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

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