Report: Tennessee RB arrested in Florida on gun, drug charges
Tennessee running back Tim Jordan was arrested early Saturday morning in Florida, according to a report by Travis Dorman of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Per Dorman, records show that Jordan was arrested at 5 a.m. Saturday in Lakeland, Florida, just north of the running back’s hometown of Bartow. Jordan, a senior, faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm, possessing narcotic paraphernalia and possessing 20 grams or less of marijuana. The firearm charge is a third-degree felony. According to the report, two Lakeland police detectives observed a vehicle speeding and “swerving repeatedly” into the bicycle lane.
The officers reportedly stopped the vehicle and noted smelling “a strong odor of cannabis emanating from inside.” Jordan, 20, was driving and accompanied by a 17-year-old male passenger whose name was redacted from the records. Per Dorman, the arrest warrant noted both men “seemed extremely nervous.”
Jordan reportedly told the officers he was carrying a gun in his back pocket without a concealed carry permit. A Ruger LP pistol was found in his back pocket, loaded and unholstered. Detectives also found a small bag containing about 9.25 grams of marijuana, as well as a scale and several small plastic bags.
Both men were arrested. Jordan was booked into Polk County jail and reportedly “remained there late Saturday afternoon.” His bond is set at $2,000.
Jordan appeared in 12 games, starting 4, for the Volunteers in 2019. He was third on the team in rushing with 104 carries for 428 yards and a touchdown. He also recorded 6 catches for 46 yards.