Tennessee suspends Clear indefinitely after arrest
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has suspended sophomore tight end Cameron Clear indefinitely after his arrest on a felony theft charge involving a laptop stolen from a Volunteers baseball player.
Jimmy Stanton, Tennessee's associate athletic director for communications, announced the suspension Wednesday and said university officials were continuing to gather information.
Jail records show the 19-year-old sophomore from Memphis was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Bail was set at $2,500. Clear posted bond late Tuesday night.
Vols baseball player Jeffery Zajac reported his MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from his dorm room May 19. Tennessee's office of information technology contacted campus police Tuesday that the laptop was accessing the university's wireless at Gate 2 at Neyland Stadium. The officer wrote in the arrest report that Clear closed the laptop once the tight end saw him, and the serial number matched Zajac's laptop.
The 6-foot-6, 283-pound Clear entered the spring No. 2 on the depth chart behind senior Mychal Rivera, despite catching only one pass last year. He played in all 12 games last season, starting two, and was one of Tennessee's top recruits in 2011.
Updated May 23, 2012