Knoxville Police: No Felonies Will Be Filed Against Tennessee Players

According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the four Tennessee basketball players arrested on drug and weapons charges on New Year’s Day will face only misdemeanor charges.

Knoxville police say information they previously released that (Tyler) Smith and (Brian) Williams faced felony charges was incorrect.

The other two Volunteer players, Cameron Tatum and Melvin Goins, were listed as charged with only misdemeanors originally.

Via Twitter, Dan Wolken, of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal finds this explanation a bit fishy.

Knoxville police says automatic felony charge for gun with altered serial number, then backtracks? Huh?

I'm sure we'll find out in the coming days whether this is a case of home cooking or a simple misunderstanding of the law.

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