KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive end James Pearce was arrested on traffic charges after a stop on Monday, according to a published report.
Police wrote in the report that the sport-utility vehicle had expired temporary tags and that Pearce failed to provide identification or proof of insurance. Officers also found that Pearce had a suspended license in North Carolina, according to the report.
Pearce was charged with speeding, driving on a suspended license, failure to present insurance, registration improperly displayed and improper window tinting, the police report said.
A spokesperson for the university told the newspaper that Tennessee was aware of the incident and awaiting more information.
Pearce had 8 1/2 sacks and 13 tackles for loss this season. The Volunteers play Iowa in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.
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