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Vols TE busted for being drunk in public

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As we usually opine in such a situation: everyone has their own way of celebrating a big win. For Tennessee tight end Brendan Downs, a victory over Kentucky to end the 2012 season apparently calls for tossing back a few brewskis.

Per, Downs was arrested early Sunday morning for underage consumption of alcohol and public intoxication (pictured) outside a Knoxville bar. According to police, Downs, 19, was “removed” from the Whiskey Dix nightclub by a manager. Once outside, Downs reportedly “created a disturbance by becoming loud and using profane language.”

CFT has obtained eye-witness accounts of the incident, which you can view HERE. Tennessee is still in “fact gathering” mode.

Downs has three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown on the season.

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12 Responses to “Vols TE busted for being drunk in public”
  1. v2the4 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    “the taste of alcohol is filling up my bladder” from Ice Cubes 1990 song “you cant fade me”

    dumb azz…you shouldnt be drinking anyway (at least not in public)…you are underage…but considering you play for the vols, were coached by derek dooley and yall just got the smack beat out of you by vandy (even though yall beat kentucky to close out the season)…that will drive a young man to drink

    but seriously, just say no young fella’s…to the courage(alcohol) and the trees(weed)

  2. wabbitslayer says: Nov 26, 2012 10:50 AM

    Article plainly says he was “removed” from the bar. Which proves lack of intent….he didn’t want to be drunk in public, he wanted to be drunk in a bar!!!

  3. burgandy2260 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    Atleast they didn’t use his head to open the doors…right tater salad?

  4. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 26, 2012 11:58 AM

    Who can blame him? He busted his ass to get back from knee surgery for THIS?

    If you played on a team that came within 80 yards of breaking Peyton Manning’s single season yardage record, and you still lost 7 games you’d get hammered and make a scene too.

  5. brewcrewfan54 says: Nov 26, 2012 12:07 PM

    Oh my god a college kid got drunk!? What is the world coming to!?

  6. Chase The Future™ says: Nov 26, 2012 12:11 PM

    .. that picture is of an old college kid? he looks pretty vintage for 19..

  7. florida727 says: Nov 26, 2012 4:59 PM

    3 catches for 39 yards?

    In other words, a guy being timed in a 40-yard dash runs farther than this guy did with caught passes THE ENTIRE YEAR, right?

    P.S. Most teams consider the game against Kentucky a bye week, not a cause to celebrate. It’s assumed you’d win. Funny… I was going to say, “act like you’ve done it before”, then I remembered, he plays for Tennessee. Never mind.

  8. florida727 says: Nov 26, 2012 5:01 PM

    “brewcrewfan54”, there’s a certain irony in you commenting on this article. Personally, I love it.

  9. kozbee says: Nov 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    Being a TE,to bad he wasnt a QB cause if he gets the boot South Carolina loves drunk QB`s.

  10. kozbee says: Nov 26, 2012 5:41 PM

    Students thinking about exams and taking them the only way out in all the madness needs a few cold ones to relax and get it back together.

  11. vols84 says: Nov 26, 2012 6:52 PM


  12. thefiesty1 says: Nov 26, 2012 8:13 PM

    Give him a break. His coach got firednand they had a terrible season (again)!

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