UT tight end Cameron Clear arrested for theft

Tight end accused of theft over $1,000

Cameron Clear

Cameron Clear

Tennessee sophomore tight end Cameron Clear was arrested by University of Tennessee police Tuesday evening on a felony theft charge.

Clear, 19, of Memphis, was booked into the Knox County Detention Facility on a charge of theft of more than $1,000, according to jail logs. As of Tuesday evening, he was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond.

"We are aware of an incident involving Cameron and are in the process of gathering the facts," Jimmy Stanton, UT's associate athletic director for communications, said Tuesday night.

Clear, who is 6-foot-6, 283 pounds, ended spring practice as the backup to starting tight end Mychal Rivera. He caught only one pass last year as a freshman but was expected to play a more prominent role in the offense this season.

Clear was one of the most heralded signees in UT's 2011 recruiting class. In his senior season at Memphis Central, he caught 18 passes for 250 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 60 tackles and eight sacks on defense.

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Comments » 122

rockypop writes:

Here's hoping it was an Alabama playbook.

Volfan615 writes:

So apparently he or someone else stole somebody's Macbook Pro if all they are looking for is a stolen laptop.

FanNotSheep writes:

Not good. This guy is talented, but Dooley must not give him preferential treatment here. Even though the offense is geared to tight ends, once the facts are known the punishment has to fit the crime and not the talent of the player.

Hope there is more to the story; hate to see a young man waste his big chance on a stupid mistake.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

The rumors were quickly shot down a few weeks ago. Dooley said it wasn't true and things had been taken care of.

AHOUSE writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Get off the frigging web site ! You don't know any thing.

philgreen5#410561 writes:

Thousands of young people across the country attend college and struggle to make ends meet, but they don't steal from others. If true, he has made a huge mistake and should not be part of the Vols regardless of talent.

RaineyVol writes:

Memphis says it all.

VAvolfanRON writes:

i hope its not true and this young man gets his head together. we are still aways away from the meyer cup.

greatest, you are a tool. you are so close in your statement but, it's you that noone respects. grow up

JSamson7 writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

The rumors were quickly shot down a few weeks ago. Dooley said it wasn't true and things had been taken care of.

Hope he doesn't turn out to be another Eric Locke...

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to RaineyVol:

Memphis says it all.

Sad but true..

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to philgreen5#410561:

Thousands of young people across the country attend college and struggle to make ends meet, but they don't steal from others. If true, he has made a huge mistake and should not be part of the Vols regardless of talent.

Ummm....Cam Newton.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Toddy, greatest, goner, Sammy......

Please tell us all about how this is because Dooley can't coach or control his team.

Wait, I know. It's so obvious! Clear knows Dooley can't coach, so he decided the best way to get released so he can play for a real coach was to commit a felony. He can be the next Cam Newton now!

thevoice writes:

If he had stolen a little more, he could have made bail.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to JSamson7:

Hope he doesn't turn out to be another Eric Locke...

WHAT UP J?!?!?!?! Hope all is well man.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to thevoice:

If he had stolen a little more, he could have made bail.

With a $2500 bond, he can get out for 10%/$250. With that being said, that was pretty funny, I must say.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to Sammy_Burklows_Revenge:

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Is that what your parents blamed your birth on?

OrangePsyched writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Time and place dude {Calhoun's or where ever} and I WILL look you in the eye and say shut up. If the young man did this he needs to be gone. I don't care if it's Tyler Bray or a 4th string walk on if the evidence shows he did this then cut him loose. This is first incident in a long time but here come the Dooley haters.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to thevoice:

If he had stolen a little more, he could have made bail.

I hope he gets out soon, he's too slow to play Split-End..Just sayin'

rootin4volz writes:

"Specifics about his arrest were not immediately available.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday's News Sentinel"

BUT...if you want a LOT more detail than this crappy ash story has, then pony up a few bucks a month and you can check the REAL story with MANY more juicy details over on GVX247. You want the goods, you gots to pay da man!

Sincerely,
KNS

jclowers writes:

Well it was nice having Cameron on the team for a year.

Vols4life77 writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Wow!! Another intelligent response from our third grade poster. It's amazing how every one of your posts are the same and you never get tired. For once in your pathetic life I want you to try to respond to the article and provide a response that went along with article without bringing Dooley in it. Everybody gets it man. You hate Dooley. Okay everybody knows how you feel, why keep posting the same phooey over and over? I for one was on the Dooley fence saving my answer for this seasons outcome but I must say after reading you and Sammie girl i root for Dooley more than ever! You are NOT changing anything. Your just a peon with no life..

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Yeah. Just look at the dozens of players, like Cam Newton, who had no respect for Meyer, or all the guys who didn't give a phooey about Fulmer. Name a coach who hasn't had players arrested.

I'm waiting.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to andforhisnexttune:

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Actually there were whispers of this in Knoxville. But it was swept under the rug.

rampsneggs writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Wow, I had no idea that players had no respect for Spurior, Fulmer, Urban, Saban, and countless other great coaches throughout the years.

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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This is pure proof that this guy has zero, none, nada idea on what the heck he is talking about. So, i guess fla players didnt respect meyer......ohio st. players didnt respect tressle. you have 0 credibilty to act like you know what is going on. Noone has any regards for you. clueless

AHOUSE writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Yeah. Just look at the dozens of players, like Cam Newton, who had no respect for Meyer, or all the guys who didn't give a phooey about Fulmer. Name a coach who hasn't had players arrested.

I'm waiting.

Thank you! You beat me to the point. Greatest has had a really really bad day!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to Sammy_Burklows_Revenge:

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What's the story with the Charlie Anderson deal? Hadn't heard that one.

jbc writes:

Trying to locate a cumulative list of UT athletes arrests over the years. Came across these while looking. Looks like athletes in trouble is common at some places.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmer_Cup
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colleg...

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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"Why would anyone go out on such a ledge and make themselves look so ridiculous? I certainly wouldn't."

you and sammy do it daily

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to jbc:

Trying to locate a cumulative list of UT athletes arrests over the years. Came across these while looking. Looks like athletes in trouble is common at some places.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmer_Cup
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colleg...

Funny how our rivals always throw the Fulmer Cup in our face, being that it was named after our coach. Yet when you look at it, it's those rival schools who keep winning it.

gomer writes:

I can't wait to hear all the excuses for this one and how the dooley disciples try to spin this into a good thing.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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The sheer magnitude of your stupidity is mind boggling. It's depths will never be fully explored.

volnvette03 writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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What in blazing saddles doe your comment have to do with a ball player screwing up off the field?

hueypilot writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Therefore one of his players becomes a thief. The hate on this thread and the stupidity is astounding. Obviously if guilty this Clear punk has no respect for the law. This doesn't have much to do with Dooley. But your post speaks volumes about you.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to Sammy_Burklows_Revenge:

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Yeah I be heard grumblings about former players not liking the lack of access to the program. A couple have even voiced their Concerns on local radio.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to Sammy_Burklows_Revenge:

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Maybe, but on this site it's straight from the horse's arse.

keepitreal4vols writes:

Tony Basillio radio talked of this several weeks ago and many callers called him a rumor mill and a liar.
Now the truth comes out and it shows how spineliess the Knoxville media is for not reporting what they knew was factual info. I guess reporters only report what their source tells them to.

gomer writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Remember the disciples claim that no coach ever could do as good a job as there messiah has so far. I was talking to a friend today and he was spitting off about some nonsense like we were gonna kill ncst and whip florida, so I asked him to give me one shred of evidence that even remotely suggests that, and he satrted on the same drivel about how bad things were when dooley got here and the thing these disciples don't get is that they have gotten even worse since the he's been here. They refuse to see it for what it is and I can' t figure out why they protect this fraud so much as he's making a mockery of the program they claim to love right in front of there eyes.

kennypowers writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Saban had a player dealing cocaine from the football facility. That loser sure does need to get out of coaching. No respect from his players. Pathetic.

rampsneggs writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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I bet the paint on the seven and one on this cats keyboard is worn clean off.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to gomer:

I can't wait to hear all the excuses for this one and how the dooley disciples try to spin this into a good thing.

What good can come from this, DA?? A young athlete may have thrown his whole career away over a stupid stunt..CDD did not raise this guy, he simply believed in him..Don't try and spin a negative light on UT and CDD when a kids upbringing had about 85% of the blame and the athlete himself gets the other 15%..You're the kind of idiot that complains at restaurants simply to avoid paying a tab..

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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I don't defend it. I understand it. You aren't capable of understanding cause and effect, which proves you're stupid.

When anybody doubts that fact -- and few ever do -- you reinforce it with your every post.

volnvette03 writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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OH, so the players have no self-respect, or, respect for the community. They do stupid things to spite their football coach, right? You are about as smart as a monke turd.

thevoice writes:

Gotta hand it to Dooley. First incident in a while.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to gomer:

Remember the disciples claim that no coach ever could do as good a job as there messiah has so far. I was talking to a friend today and he was spitting off about some nonsense like we were gonna kill ncst and whip florida, so I asked him to give me one shred of evidence that even remotely suggests that, and he satrted on the same drivel about how bad things were when dooley got here and the thing these disciples don't get is that they have gotten even worse since the he's been here. They refuse to see it for what it is and I can' t figure out why they protect this fraud so much as he's making a mockery of the program they claim to love right in front of there eyes.

You're as dumb as the idiot you're replying to. I still think you're the same person. That aside, Dooley jumped onto a sinking ship, and you're blaming him for it. He's the guy doing the bailing.

All you idiots do is make people really want to support Dooley, because you are so obnoxiously arrogant and repetitive. You make people support Dooley because in the anonymous virtual world of the Internet, it's the closest they can get to kicking you idiots in the jewels.

gomer writes:

in response to RockyMountainVol:

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Uhh the prediction was on espn college football under the 100 days till the season article, go read it, you probably already have and trying to pretend it doesn't exist, like a good little disciple...

secondcreek writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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It wasn't like there was a long line of great head coaching candidates who wanted the UT job at the time after Kiffin bolted...

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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You just made his case. If Toodyboy says it, it must be false. Everybody knows that. In Vegas, if you bet against Toddy, they won't even give you 1-1 cause you are guaranteed to win.

gomer writes:

in response to secondcreek:

It wasn't like there was a long line of great head coaching candidates who wanted the UT job at the time after Kiffin bolted...

go look at ohio state and see how they handled their coaching change. Its called an interim head coach till you find the right guy not a loser from the bargain bin wac!

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