A crime log said Penton was arrested on suspicion of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana early Friday morning. This is not Penton's first marijuana-related arrest this year. In March, he, redshirt freshman safety Shaun Rupert and two Missouri basketball players were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Penton, 20, has started every game for the Tigers this season. The sophomore has recorded 30 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups. If Penton does not play in next week's game at Texas A&M, sophomore John Gibson could fill his spot.
The Tigers, who don't play this weekend, are 7-2 and in first place in the SEC East with a 4-1 conference record.