Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin told the News Sentinel late Tuesday that the senior will not be suspended and will be in uniform for Wednesday night’s game against Georgia.
Earlier in the day, in an official statement to the News Sentinel, UT spokesman Tom Satkowiak said, “The staff and administration are aware of the situation and handling it internally.”
The arrest report from Knox County Sheriff’s Office, obtained by the News Sentinel on Tuesday afternoon, revealed that Kenneth Michael McElrath was pulled over for driving 70 miles per hour on Alcoa Highway at 5:05 a.m. The speed limit is 55.
In the university’s online directory and the program’s media guide, Hall’s full name is Kenneth Michael Hall. In the arrest report, Kenneth Michael McElrath is the name provided.
According to Satkowiak, McElrath is Hall’s legal name stemming from his biological father. He instead uses his mother Kimberly Hall’s last name. Hall also travels under the McElrath name on flights.
According the report, Hall’s license is suspended for “failure to satisfy and failure to appear.” Following the arrest, Hall’s car was towed from the corner of Alcoa Highway and Barber Lane and he was taken into custody.
According to a Knoxville General Sessions Court, Hall’s warrant will be unavailable until Wednesday or Thursday. He was processed in court and released on bonded arraignment Tuesday morning.
The arrest was first reported by VolQuest.com.
Hall, a 6-foot-9 senior, is averaging 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native is coming off his best game of the season, a 14-point, five-rebound outing in a 73-60 loss at Arkansas last Saturday.
Hall averaged 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a junior in 19 games before being suspended for the final 15 games of the season. Reasons for the suspension were never disclosed.
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men’s basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn