Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny was charged with marijuana possession stemming from a traffic stop over spring break on March 21 in North Little Rock, Ark., according to an incident report obtained by Andrew Gribble of AL.com. Tenpenny was arrested after he was pulled over for an "inoperable license plate light," when the officer detected "the odor of burnt marijuana."
A search of the vehicle ultimately unveiled a clear plastic bag filled with 2.1 grams of marijuana. Tenpenny then admitted to knowing of its existence and was transported to the police station. He was released with a citation.
A statement was released by Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban to AL.com, reading:
Tenpenny was a four-star recruit in the class of 2013. He rushed 22 times for 82 yards and one touchdown as a freshman. His court date is set for April 10. The incident was initially reported by Arkansas radio station 103.7 The Buzz.
"I’m aware of the situation with Altee and this is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players. In addition to any punishment he may receive from a legal standpoint, we will have some internal discipline as well as education that he will be responsible for working through."