Tiger football coach Larry Porter released a statement related to the arrest of Cannon Smith early this morning (on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct):
“We are aware of the incident that occurred involving Cannon Smith. The matter currently is under investigation, and we are in the process of gathering all of the facts before making any decisions or public statements.”
Smith is a quarterback for the Tigers and the son of FedEx founder Fred Smith. A sophomore, Smith started two games and played in seven for the 2010 Tigers. He passed for 246 yards and a touchdown.