Josh Heupel addresses Gerald Mincey situation after citation

Sam Gillenwater09/18/23
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Tennessee OL Gerald Mincey found himself in trouble over the last few days after he was cited last Thursday for a simple possession citation. As a result, he then saw very limited time in the Volunteer’s loss in Gainesville over the weekend.

On Monday, Josh Heupel kept it brief as far as an update on Mincey during his press conference. He simply said that the staff decided to not play him against the Gators besides a handful of moments on special teams.

“We just decided to not play him on the offensive side of the ball. We just made that decision,” said Heupel.

As far as moving forward, Heupel said Mincey will be able to get back in good graces when it comes to snap counts as Tennessee goes through this week in preparation for UTSA.

“We’ve got a long week here. We’ll go through the week,” Heupel said.

UTPD cited Mincey last week for possession of 8.57 grams of marijuana according to Knox News. The citation was for misdemeanor simple possession and casual exchange.

Mincey, who actually spent two seasons at Florida before transferring to Knoxville for his last two, has played 75 snaps for Tennessee this season at both left and right tackle. His opportunities went to other options instead against the Gators on Saturday.

What happens with Mincey’s role moving forward is likely to stay in-house based on Heupel’s short comments. Either way, it’s up to him to get back in a position to see the field on offense as soon as this weekend against the Roadrunners.

More details on the citation of Tennessee OL Gerald Mincey

New details have emerged in the citation of Tennessee Volunteers OL Gerald Mincey for simple possession.

It was during a traffic stop when Mincey was cited for possessing 8.57 grams of marijuana, per Knox News. That’s an amount that would be considered for personal consumption by the state of Tennessee. The incident itself occurred at 11:12 p.m. on Sept. 14th. Mincey was stopped by UTPD while driving his 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee on campus. He was cited for misdemeanor simple possession and casual exchange.

The term simple possession in Tennessee refers to an individual being in possession of a controlled substance. In this case, that substance was marijuana. Simple possession also means it was in an amount generally for personal use.

News of the citation was first made known by the 60-day UT crime logs.