Josh Heupel announces suspension of freshman QB Kaidon Salter
Tennessee coach Josh Heupel announced that freshman QB Kaidon Salter has been suspended, and was not on the practice field on Thursday as spring camp opened at Tennessee.
This stems from a recent incident at Stokely Residence Hall including Aaron Willis, Martavius French, and Isaac Washington. Tennessee didn’t name any players when it announced the suspensions earlier this month, but Salter was one of 4 players arrested on drug charges. Heupel said Salter did not practice and is suspended indefinitely during the investigation.
“There’s high expectations to represent Tennessee football. We’ll continue to support those kids and will later share more information,” Heupel tole reporters, per GoVols247.
The 4 players were charged with simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia, according to the UT Police Department’s crime log, which named Willis, Washington and French and an unnamed juvenile who turned out to be Salter.
“Kaidon was not on the practice field today,” Heupel told reporters. “Kaidon’s a part of the group of individuals that are suspended from team activities at this point. … There isn’t (a timetable). That’s being handled on campus and as we receive information, we’ll act accordingly. … At the same time we’re going to stay true to those kids and support them as they go through this process, and as we gain information, we’ll be able to share that.”
Salter was a key piece of the Vols’ Class of 2021 as a 4-star dual-threat quarterback out of Cedar Hill, Texas. He was rated the No. 6 dual-threat QB in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite.