By Stephanie Taylor
A University of Alabama football player arrested earlier this week was charged after police found less than a tenth of a gram of marijuana in his dorm room, according to court records.
Officers found 0.08 grams of marijuana locked in a safe after freshman tight end Major Tennison let them search his room in the athletic dorm late Jan. 28.
Tennison, 19, was in his first-floor room at Bryant Hall when an officer working in the lobby smelled marijuana at 11:21 p.m., according to records filed Friday in Tuscaloosa County District Court.
The officer knocked on the door to the room because it is adjacent to the lobby, according to the report. Tennison allowed him inside, and admitted he had smoked marijuana after the officer noticed residue on a table.
The officer read Tennison his rights at 11:38 p.m. before asking if there was any more marijuana in the room. Tennison first said no, according to the report, but then told him there was some left in the locked safe on the table.
A police supervisor arrived at the dorm at 11:43 p.m. and searched the room, without finding anything else. The officers tested and weighed the marijuana, reporting that it was 0.08 grams — about a quarter of the amount in an average-sized joint. Tennison wasn’t arrested until Wednesday on the misdemeanor charge. He was released on $300 bond.
Tennison as a 6-foot, 5-inch, 245-pound tight end from Flint, Texas listed as a freshman on the 2017 team. He played in five games during the 2017 season and caught two passes for 30 yards.