When Darren Myles was arrested on three charges — public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest — just a few hours after Tennessee’s spring game, one school of thought had the defensive back facing the possibility of missing a game or two.
Fortunately for Myles — and the Vols’ secondary, for that matter — that will not be the case.
According to head coach Derek Dooley, the situation and any type of punishment facing Myles will be meted out internally.
“We’re handling it internally,” Dooley said per the Knoxville News Sentinel. “I think it’s a combination of discipline and education, and not just with Darren. You know, when I got here I know Darren had had some issues here, but he’s been phenomenal. He even got a spring award, so I mean in some ways it was embarrassing because he had been doing so well – doing well in school, doing well in football.
“He made a bad decision, and I involved the entire team in that because it’s very important to our team that we change our culture and how people view us. It really isn’t representative of 90, 95 percent of who we are. It hurt the team, so we’re doing some things internally, handling it internally and that’s the end of it. Hopefully Darren will never have this problem again.”
By all accounts, Myles had one of the better springs of anyone on the defensive side of the ball and is in line to be one of the Vols’ starting safeties.
As long as he can refrain from being “drunk, disorderly and riding on the hood of a vehicle“, of course.