Tennessee freshman cornerback Deion Bonner has been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school said Thursday.
Bonner has played in nine games this year, largely on special teams.
Bonner was listed as a suspect in a campus cellphone theft on Oct. 31, but after an investigation police said last Friday no charges would be brought and that the alleged victim did not wish to pursue charges. At the time, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said Bonner would not face any discipline unless new information came to light.
It’s not clear if Bonner’s current suspension is related to the alleged theft.
In April of 2011, Bonner and two teammates from Carver High School in Columbus, Ga., were arrested by University of Georgia police for stealing iPods and iPhones from the lockers of seven Georgia football players during a recruiting visit.
Bonner, an all-state player who was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, saw his recruiting stock plummet after the arrest.
Earlier this month, after several media outlets reported that he was a suspect in the cellphone theft, Bonner tweeted, “Crazy crazy world that we live in.”
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.