Two current and two former Tennessee players have been arrested in Knox County, Nooga.com revealed on Sunday.
The current players are linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O’Brien, while the former players are linebacker Dontavis Sapp, who was a senior this past fall, and former walk-on lineman Isaac Mobley, who last played in 2012.
The police report for the incident does not list when or why the four were arrested, but it does list their court dates, which are for Feb. 20 and 21. It was later revealed that the arrests were alcohol related.
“We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information,” coach Butch Jones said in a statement. “We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken.”
Johnson is one of Tennessee’s top defenders and is coming off a junior season where he had 106 tackles, including 8.5 for losses. O’Brien had 12 tackles and three tackles for loss as a redshirt freshman this past fall. Sapp started as a a senior, collecting 66 tackles.
Nooga.com says this is the first known legal incident at Tennessee since Jones took over as head coach.