CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee at Chattanooga spokesman says two players have been suspended following their arrests on driving under the influence, being a minor in possession of alcohol and other charges.
Mocs spokesman Jay Blackman said Sunday that former Maryville High School running back Isaiah Cobb and linebacker Nyvin Nelson were suspended indefinitely after their arrests a day earlier.
Both 18-year-old freshmen are set to appear in court Thursday, the same day the Mocs open the season at home against Tennessee Tech.
News outlets cite a Chattanooga police arrest affidavit in reporting that a car driven by Cobb was going 65 mph (105 kph) in a 35-mph (56 kph) zone early Saturday. The affidavit says Nelson, the vehicle’s owner, was a passenger.
The affidavit says Cobb was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, being a minor in possession of alcohol and speeding. Nelson was charged with driving under the influence by consent and being a minor in possession of alcohol.