Cameron Clear faces theft charges

Updated: May 23, 2012, 1:16 AM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee tight end Cameron Clear was arrested and charged Tuesday with felony theft of between $1,000 and $9,999, according to the arrest warrant.

He was being held on $2,500 bond at the Knox County Detention Center.

Sources told ESPN.com that Clear has been accused of stealing from teammates.

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is aware of Clear's arrest and is in the process of gathering more information, according to Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton. Dooley was traveling Tuesday night after speaking in Atlanta at a Big Orange Caravan stop.

Knoxville radio personality Tony Basilio was the first to report two weeks ago that Clear was being targeted in connection with some thefts on campus and that some of the items allegedly stolen were personal computers belonging to Tennessee football players.

Clear, a 6-6, 283-pound sophomore from Memphis, played in 12 games as a true freshman last season and had one catch for 4 yards. He was projected to be one of the Vols' top tight ends heading into the 2012 season.

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