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Tyler Bray accused in beer bottle balcony toss

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Of course he was.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, along with a former UT football office employee, have been accused of tossing beer bottles from a balcony onto parked vehicles below.  An apartment complex resident, Kirstie Allen, called police over the weekend after observing two males, who she later identified as the 20-year-old Bray and 26-year-old Michael Grandinetti, tossing the bottles.

Both Bray and Grandinetti were subsequently served with an eviction notice.

No charges have been filed, although that incident could be the lesser of two worries for the duo:

Allen called police on Monday to report that her car had been vandalized.

Allen went into her apartment Monday to eat lunch about 1:10 p.m., according to the incident report. When she left her apartment about 30 minutes later, she saw that the front windshield of her car had been smashed. She estimated the damages at more than $500.

She told police that she thought her car was damaged in retaliation for her calling the police on Bray and Grandinetti over the beer bottle incident “a couple nights ago.”

UT has yet to comment on the situation and, again, no arrests have been made.

Bray has started at quarterback for the Vols the past two seasons, and is one of the top players at his position in the SEC.

UPDATED 2:43 p.m. ET: And just like that, the Bray beer bottle balcony imbroglio appears to have been resolved.  The News Sentinel‘s Phil Kaplan tweeted the following a short time ago: “No charges filed. Will make restitution. Golf balls and beer bottles used.”

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22 Responses to “Tyler Bray accused in beer bottle balcony toss”
  1. gotampabay52 says: Jul 25, 2012 3:01 PM

    Rest your arm kid we need you throwing td’s not beer bottles use your head. Just what we need you getting suspended. go vols

  2. pryor4heisman says: Jul 25, 2012 3:04 PM

    What’s Kirstie Allen’s weight up to these days? She was great in Cheer’s.

  3. imforbigblue says: Jul 25, 2012 3:12 PM

    Funny if this moron had not been a football player I bet his dumb ass would of been arrested. Yeah rest up kid you’ll be running for your life soon enough

  4. woebegong says: Jul 25, 2012 3:15 PM

    Hide dooley, hide. What incident involving my QB? I need him to throw the ball to DaRick, another clean cut kid.

  5. stoutfiles says: Jul 25, 2012 3:54 PM

    We just witnessed the ramifications of letting the football program have too much power at PSU, but we continue to see it elsewhere.

    Football players at major universities do not play by the same rules as everyone else, especially important starters. Crimes are quickly swept under the rug with little to no consequences.

  6. sabatimus says: Jul 25, 2012 4:02 PM

    That “restitution” better be at least in the high 4-figures.

  7. cubano76 says: Jul 25, 2012 4:09 PM

    Does this mean no statue for him now? Damn you Kirstie!!!!!

  8. bertenheim says: Jul 25, 2012 4:11 PM

    It boggles my mind that a legal incident involving an SEC quarterback could be resolved so quickly.

  9. woebegong says: Jul 25, 2012 4:13 PM

    A lot of that goes on down here. I am a UGA DAWG, and I am proud to say, that although it hurts the team at times, players are made to pay for their mistakes. A lot of the universities in these parts, own the police forces. It is a fact of life down here, because football is truly the only thing that matters to a lot of folks and schools. Because UGA is so strict, everything they do is out in the open and transparent and it is somehow, interpreted as UGA having a lot of discipline problems. In truth, because UGA is so open and strict, it is a false image.

  10. houndofthebaskervols says: Jul 25, 2012 4:22 PM

    Hey, I read it on the internet so it must be true! LOL

    Personally, I think I’ll wait for confirmation. The “source” of this story has proven over and over again to be unreliable.

  11. thraiderskin says: Jul 25, 2012 4:24 PM

    I hate to be this guy… So this guys throws beer bottles on top of someone else’s care, but isn’t going to get in trouble? I know charges aren’t going to be filed, but won’t the “new arm” of law enforcement take issue with this? Had he been another student (of no prominence) would this have been the same outcome (of course I don’t actually know the answer to that)? Anyway, still a silly story.

  12. bertenheim says: Jul 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    One reputable website recently had Bray graded as a late first round pick in next year’s draft. He may have cost himself a couple million dollars.

  13. woebegong says: Jul 25, 2012 4:39 PM

    Just another example of the university owning the police dept. Football is more important than having to atone for a crime.

  14. stairwayto7 says: Jul 25, 2012 5:01 PM

    Investigate this! Lack of institutional control! Death penalty!!!

  15. houndofthebaskervols says: Jul 25, 2012 5:21 PM

    BTW, to any of you that may be living in a trailer in the backwoods of Georgia, the Fulmer Cup is awarded annually to the Div 1 school that has the most arrests in a single year. It was named of course for Phil Fulmer who had 20 players arrested in a 16 month span from 2004-2005.

    Other SEC schools winning this award include:


    Arkansas is waaaay out front for this year’s title.

    This is a clear indication of the local PDs being “owned” by the football culture. LMAO

  16. jimr10 says: Jul 25, 2012 5:55 PM

    ACCUSED is the key word.

  17. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 25, 2012 8:17 PM

    I can hardly wait for the football season, so that these immature creatures can have more to do then get drunk and throw beer bottles. Not a single school seems to be capable of keeping track of their little boys.
    Please think once in awhile. You could ruin your fans season but it is your life.

  18. mgdun says: Jul 26, 2012 7:33 AM

    From a Tennessee fan’s perspective, just how many cars did he hit? It would be interesting to hear his completion percentage.

  19. imforbigblue says: Jul 26, 2012 8:56 AM

    Does it matter how many cars he hit it should have be ZERO! One busted windshield cost between $200 and $500 and that’s if it didn’t damage the hood any. This kid is a moron and every time he gets sacked I’ll be laughing

  20. houndofthebaskervols says: Jul 26, 2012 9:46 AM

    Listen bigblue, you just worry about Bama stomping you into a greasy spot and dont concern yourself with what Tyler Bray did or didnt do. As a matter of fact, not only was this whole thing blown out of proportion, but the Vandy beatwriter who is so famous for crapping all over the Vols looked into it and tweeted yesterday that Bray wasnt even at the apartment complex when this incident was reported.


  21. kozbee says: Jul 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    Sounds like the Vols got them a Garcia,odds will be good he doesnt make the full season.Stupid kid.

  22. volsfan74 says: Jul 26, 2012 12:48 PM

    Dooley is a straight shooter. He’s got some tricks in his arsenal that will open eyes nation wide. Bray will be playing on sundays!!!

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