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:
LB A.J. Johnson: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest
DT Danny O’Brien: underage consumption of alcohol; resisting arrest; false impersonation
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
Dontavis Sapp: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest
Isaac Mobley: underage drinking
Daniel Sola: underage drinking