- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has been cited for underage drinking.

A University of Tennessee police department report states that an officer issued two misdemeanor citations on Dec. 3 at about 1:35 a.m. Although the report doesn’t include any names, Sgt. Cedric Roach confirmed Thursday that Hurd was one of two people “arrested by citation for underage drinking” in association with the case. The news was first reported by The Tennessean.

Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Thursday, “We’ve handled that internally and we’ll continue to handle that.” Jones said it wouldn’t affect Hurd’s status for Tennessee’s bowl game.

Tennessee (6-6) faces Iowa (7-5) on Jan. 2 in the TaxSlayer Bowl at Jacksonville, Florida.

Hurd, an 18-year-old freshman, has rushed for 777 yards and three touchdowns.

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