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More Vols caught up in party brouhaha

Spencer Ware, Curt Maggitt

More than a half-dozen current Tennessee Volunteer football players were cited for alcohol-related offenses over the weekend, the Associated Press is reporting.

A police report released late Sunday night revealed that a total of seven active Vols were cited following a disturbance call at a Knoxville apartment very early that morning: linebackers Jakob JohnsonCurt Maggitt (pictured) and Jalen Reeves-Maybin were cited for providing alcohol to underage people, while offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, defensive lineman Malik Brown, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive end Dimarya Mixon were cited for underage consumption.

As previously reported, two current players — linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O’Brien — were arrested on what were originally undisclosed charges.  The police report, however, detailed those charges as well: Johnson for purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest, O’Brien for criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol.

The police report also stated that Johnson, along with former UT player Dontavis Sapp, provided marijuana to underaged individuals at the party.  No one was arrested on any type of drug charge as the AP wrote that “[o]fficers said they observed marijuana residue in a pipe, but ‘the pipe was destroyed by the residents of the apartment as the ownership of the apparent drug paraphernalia could not be determined.'”

In a statement released Sunday evening, head coach Butch Jones acknowledged that “[w]e are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information.”  What if any punishment meted out to the nine current players involved will be announced at a later date.

A.J. Johnson — who led the Vols in tackles last season — and Coleman — started all 12 games he played — were the only 2013 starters in the group, although Maggitt started 17 games in 2011 and 2012 before missing the 2013 season due to an ACL injury he suffered late the previous year.  O’Brien and Reeves-Maybin are sophomores, while Brown is a redshirt freshman.  The remaining three players — Blair. Jakob Johnson and Mixon — are all members of UT’s 2014 recruiting class.

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9 Responses to “More Vols caught up in party brouhaha”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 10, 2014 3:55 PM

    OMG!!! College kids are drinking!!!!! Someone call someone!

    And kudos for working in a “brouhaha”…. Next time let’s see if we can get a “kerfuffle” reference…

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Feb 10, 2014 3:56 PM


  3. dhardy8207 says: Feb 10, 2014 3:57 PM

    New recruits will test the boundaries of freedom and this is the time for Butch to impress upon them how disruptive their behavior can be to preseason preparations. The older ones that should be setting examples of proper behavior should have endure a harsh punishment…

  4. John Taylor says: Feb 10, 2014 3:57 PM

    I believe “imbroglio” is next up in the incident rotation, but we’ll cycle through to “kerfuffle” in short order.

  5. jtinnon2009 says: Feb 10, 2014 4:09 PM

    If nobody’s going to obey laws, why do we have them? Let’s just eliminate all rules, regulations and laws and let people do anything they desire whenever they feel like it. Let’s give anarchy a try…

  6. gwylie1 says: Feb 10, 2014 4:29 PM

    “…provided marijuana to underaged individuals at the party.”

    There is age limit for weed?

  7. chiadam says: Feb 10, 2014 5:44 PM

    Drinking and smoking weed? That’s it??? Who gives a shit?

  8. gborange says: Feb 10, 2014 10:10 PM

    They got drunk! At least they didn’t shoot or rape someone like they do at Ole Vandy! Most importantly……. No one came out of the closet!

  9. minibull says: Feb 11, 2014 8:01 AM

    Players, meet the steps in Neyland Stadium. Neyland Stadium, meet the players who will be running your steps every morning for the next three months…

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