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Butch Jones faces 1st off-field incident of his tenure after 9 Vols arrested or cited Sunday

The apartment complex where Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested or cited 25 people on Feb. 9, 2014. (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones learned on Sunday that not only were nine of his current players arrested or cited, but that some of his most trusted and experienced players were included on the list.

News Sentinel subscribers can read the full report of Sunday’s incident here.

Jones and his staff have likely spent the last 24 hours weighing how to react. After all, most of the players swept up in the massive police presence at Quarry Trail apartments were likely the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Underage consumption of alcohol, while illegal, is something so common on college campuses as to barely register notice.

Allegations against A.J. Johnson and Danny O’Brien, as well as former player Dontavis Sapp, are more serious. But we don’t have any track record for how Jones handles off-the-field disciplinary matters, as this is believed to be the first arrest of his tenure.

Here’s the tally of the 12 current or former members of the Tennessee football team who were arrested or cited:

Current players

Arrested

LB A.J. Johnson: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest

DT Danny O’Brien: underage consumption of alcohol; resisting arrest; false impersonation

Cited

LB Curtis Maggitt: providing alcohol to underage persons

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin: providing alcohol to underage persons

LB Jakob Johnson: providing alcohol to underage persons

OL Dontavius Blair: underage drinking

DL Dimarya Mixon: underage drinking

CB Justin Coleman: underage drinking

DL Malik Brown: underage drinking

Former players

Arrested

Dontavis Sapp: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest

Isaac Mobley: underage drinking

Cited

Daniel Sola: underage drinking

Tennessee football #PracticeGram: Scenes from this weekend’s scrimmage and practices


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols have pushed back Monday’s practice until the evening. Butch Jones has said it will be one of the most critical practices of camp, as Tennessee is only days away from shifting from training camp mode to game-prep mode.

We’ll have news, notes and quotes late this evening after practice. Then check back for video and photos.

The photos below include shots from Saturday evening’s scrimmage at Neyland Stadium and the Sunday practice at Haslam Field. Click on the photo for caption information.

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Tennessee football practice: Notes from Sunday’s session at Haslam Field

Justin Worley

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley takes a snap in practice on Aug. 18, 2013 at Haslam Field in Knoxville.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — One day after an open session at Neyland Stadium, the Vols were back on the normal practice fields.

A heavy morning rain gave way to some sunshine, so Tennessee stayed outdoors for the workout.

The Vols will have one more practice on Monday before taking off Tuesday and Wednesday to get players ready for the start of school. (Although as Butch Jones would point out, there are no true off-days. They just won’t practice).

Here’s what we learned from Sunday’s session:

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Tennessee unveils new uniforms: Five styles to choose from, including new gray look (videos)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones said he wanted to honor the Vols’ football tradition while “embracing change” to boost recruiting.

The five uniform styles unveiled on Thursday included one major change — a “smokey” alternate gray look that Jones said the Vols will wear on one home game this year.

Jones showed a video of the uniforms being unveiled to the team this morning.

Players stood and cheered as linebacker Curtis Maggitt walked out in gray.

“To say they were excited, doesn’t say it,” Jones said.

Click on the photos to see the video:



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Who might represent Tennessee at SEC Media Days? Here are some candidates (with poll)

Ja'Wuan James, SEC Media Days

Ja’Wuan James represented the Vols at last year’s SEC Media Days.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The annual carnival known as SEC Media Days begins on July 16 at the newly renamed Hyatt Wynfrey in Hoover, Ala.

Three players from each of the 14 SEC schools will join the head coaches for the round of interviews. The SEC plans to announce the players the week before the event, although we might know Tennessee’s representatives earlier than that.

Who could represent the Vols?

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Tennessee football 2013 spring preview: Linebackers

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s first spring football season under new coach Butch Jones begins Saturday.

In the days leading up to the start of practice, we’ll take a position-by-position look at the Vols as they embark on a new season.

Curtis Maggitt is unlikely to do much this spring due a torn ACL suffered late last year, but there are plenty of contenders vying for the third starting linebacker spot alongside Maggitt and A.J. Johnson.


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