Tennessee has dismissed second-leading scorer Detrick Mostella.
Mostella averaged 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.
Tennessee confirms the dismissal of junior guard Detrick Mostella.
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) January 11, 2017
According to reports today, Mostella was recently cited for drug paraphernalia:
UT police incident report that led to Detrick Mostella dismissal plus two other incidents https://t.co/f5P9QW1nQz
— Phil Kaplan (@philkaplan) January 11, 2017
Knoxnews.com also reports that this is the third time Mostella has been investigated for drugs and weapons:
The News Sentinel received two other documents related to incidents linked to Mostella.
A UT police officer was sent to Volunteer Hall to assist with a scheduled fire drill at 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2016. During the drill, a resident assistant discovered drugs in a room. The RA brought the officer to the room, and he reported “on the coffee table in the common area of the apartment, I saw a pile of leafy substance that smelled like tobacco. Among the pile of tobacco I noticed some dried green stems that are consistent with marijuana stems.”
The residents of the room were Mostella, redshirt freshman guard Lamonte Turner, senior forward Robert Hubbs III, and graduate transfer forward Lew Evans, according to the report.
No conclusion of the case was included in the report.
The other incident linked to Mostella didn’t include drugs, but a firearm instead.
A UT police officer was sent to Volunteer Hall at 12:27 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2016, to investigate a report of the possibility of a student possessing a firearm. In the report, the officer was told by the hall director that a former RA reported that while visiting Mostella in his room three months ago he “pulled out a handgun and took it with him out of the room.”