Details emerge on Major Tennison’s arrest on marijuana charge


Alabama freshman tight end Major Tennison was arrested earlier this week and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana after police found less than a tenth of a gram of marijuana in his dorm room, according to a report from The Tuscaloosa News.

Tennison was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 31, after University of Alabama Police Department officers found 0.08 grams of marijuana locked in a safe after the Crimson Tide freshman allowed them to search his first-floor room at Bryant Hall on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Tennison was in his room when an officer working in the lobby smelled marijuana at 11:21 p.m. CT, according to Stephanie Taylor of The Tuscaloosa News.

Tennison allowed the officer inside from the lobby, after he knocked, and admitted he had smoked marijuana after the officer noticed residue on a table. Reading him his rights at 11:38 p.m., the officer then asked Tennison if there was any more marijuana in the room. After first telling him no, the freshman said there was some left in a locked safe on the table.

A police supervisor arrived at the dorm at 11:43 p.m., searched the room without finding anything else and tested and weighed the marijuana — ultimately reporting that it was 0.08 grams.

Tennison was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge. He was released on $300 bond.

The tight end appeared in five games for the Tide this past season and caught two passes for 30 yards. He arrived at Alabama as a 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.