Vols' Morley on Track in Intervention Program

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee safety Demetrice Morley did not endanger his chances of having robbery charges expunged from his record after he was arrested last week.

Morley, who started 10 games for the Vols this season, was participating in a pretrial intervention program after being charged in an April 2007 strong-armed robbery on the Florida International University campus in Miami.

Pretrial intervention is available to suspects without any previous convictions in some cases.

Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County office of the state attorney, says Morley is doing well in his program. According to Tennessee officials, Morley completed 75 hours of community service in May.

The 21-year-old redshirt junior was detained early Thursday morning in a traffic stop. A records search by police showed an outstanding warrant out of Miami issued when Morley failed to appear for a Sept. 4 court date in the robbery case.

Morley was released from jail late Thursday night after Miami-Dade chose not to extradite him. His court hearing has been rescheduled for Dec. 23.


Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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