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Attorney: Rental car loaned to UT basketball players

Don Jacobs, News Sentinel • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM

KNOXVILLE - A car carrying four University of Tennessee basketball players stopped by police had been rented by a Knoxville woman whose personal vehicle had experienced mechanical problems, according to an attorney representing the family.

"There are no NCAA violations here," T. Scott Jones said today. "The daughter was utilizing the car and she let somebody else use it."

UT players Tyler Smith, Brian Williams, Cameron Tatum and Melvin Goins were riding in the black 2010 Dodge Charger when it was stopped for allegedly speeding about 11:30 a.m. New Year's Day. Inside the car police found two semiautomatic 9 mm handguns and loaded magazines for each, a bag of marijuana and an open container of liqueur, according to records.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel site.

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