National Signing Day is a day universally celebrated in college football. However, the date brings some bad news for Tennessee as junior receiver Jauan Jennings was reportedly arrested recently after being cited for drug possession.
This news comes via WATE ABC. According to the local Knoxville ABC affiliate, Jennings was arrested on Jan. 15 for “simple possession/casual exchange” near campus. The charge is considered a misdemeanor.
Jennings is most known for his Hail Mary game-winning touchdown catch against Georgia last season in the improbable 34-31 win in Athens. Beyond that highlight, Jennings has developed into one of Tennessee’s most outstanding returning offensive players in his two seasons on Rocky Top. Jennings caught seven touchdowns as a sophomore along with 40 passes for 580 yards and earned the reputation as one of the team’s most fierce players.
No word yet from Tennessee regarding any possible punishment, but you can expect that will be coming soon.