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University of Memphis offensive lineman arrested for outstanding warrants

University of Memphis redshirt freshman offensive lineman, Trevon Tate, was arrested for outstanding warrants on Friday night.

“We are aware of the situation with one of our student athletes, Trevon Tate,” said Memphis coach Justin Fuente at his weekly media luncheon Monday. “We are in the process of gathering all the information, figuring out exactly what is going on.”

Tate was stopped for speeding at Poplar and Dogwood at 7:30 p.m. He was going 89 mph in a 35 mile per hour zone. A routine warrant check was carried out and it was found that he two outstanding warrants.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the check reflected the warrants for violation of probation and a theft charge out of Harris County, Texas. Germantown police transported Tate to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office fugitive division.

Tate was taken to Shelby County jail and could be released late Monday.

He made his Tigers debut in the second half of the Tigers’ opening win against Missouri State. The 6-foot-4 right tackle was suspended for the first half of the game against the Bears for participating in the Miami Beach Bowl Brawl against BYU at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl last December.

Tate has started at right tackle in the past two Tiger victories against Bowling Green and Cincinnati. It is uncertain if Tate could miss any playing time.

“I have been in direct contact with the President’s office and our Athletic Director, Tom Bowen, about everything that we know,” Fuente said. “Based on the information we’ve got right now we believe this situation will be resolved quickly. But I’m going to refrain from just jumping out there and making a bunch of claims until I truly do know all the facts and what’s going on.”

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