Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 4:41 pm
The Messenger, June 16, 2009
Former Union City High School basketball star and current University of Tennessee at Martin starting guard Marquis Weddle was jailed over the weekend for driving on a suspended license.
Weddle, the Class A Mr. Basketball in 2006 and UCHS’ all-time leading scorer, was stopped by officers on Sunday night after it was observed his vehicle did not have a license plate nor temporary tag, according to a Union City police report.
Weddle reportedly informed officers he did have a driver’s license but said it was suspended. A subsequent check through National Crime Information Center confirmed his license was suspended for failure to satisfy citations out of Rutherford County in January 2008.
The report said he then was suspended throughout the state of Tennessee for frequent traffic violations in January of 2009.
New UT Martin head coach Jason James said he was aware of Weddle’s arrest, had a meeting scheduled with him today and insisted the player would fulfill his responsibilities to the legal system and would operate under boundaries of the Skyhawk program or be subjected to punishment.
Weddle scored his 1,000th career point in his second season at UTM last year and averaged 14 points per game, one season after being named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.