published Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Tennessee Vols' Cameron Clear suspended following arrest on theft charge

University of Tennessee police on Cameron Clear
University of Tennessee police on Cameron Clear

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee tight end Cameron Clear has been suspended indefinitely by coach Derek Dooley.

The sophomore was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony theft of property between $1,000 and $10,000. The Memphis native posted his $2,500 bond shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night and was released from the Knox County Detention Facility. Clear has a bonded arraignment court date set for June 1.

"We are continuing the process of gathering more information," UT associate athletic director for communication Jimmy Stanton said in a text message to the Times Free Press.

According to records released Wednesday, Clear was caught by UT police with a laptop that was reported stolen by Volunteers pitcher Brandon Zajac on Saturday.

Dooley will be in Chattanooga on Wednesday night as the Big Orange Caravan concludes.

More details online as they develop. See Thursday's Times Free Press for the full story.

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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