Seven Tennessee players were cited by police stemming from an early February apartment party that also saw three others arrested.
Linebackers Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Jakob Johnson were cited for providing alcohol to underage drinkers, but their charges were dropped. Defensive lineman Malik Brown’s underage consumption citation was also dropped, all according to the AP.
Cornerback Justin Coleman, offensive lineman Dontavis Blair, linebacker Curt Maggitt and defensive lineman Dimarya Mixon will all complete 16 hours of community service. Coleman, Blair and Mixon were cited for underage drinking, while Maggitt was cited for providing alcohol to minors.
Defensive lineman Danny O’Brien was arrested on resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and underage consumption. However, O’Brien also entered into an agreement that for 40 hours of community service, his charges will be dropped. Linebacker AJ Johnson was also arrested for resisting arrest and purchasing alcohol for a minor, and his charges were also dropped. He’ll perform 24 hours or community service and must have good conduct for 90 days.
Butch Jones told the TimesFreePress that he’d handle the arrests all in-house.
“I’ll handle all punishment inside,” Jones told the Times Free Press. “I’ll handle it inside and [determine] what is appropriate. I think lost in the whole mix is … we have great character kids if you look at our academic success that we’ve had, if you look at our community service hours.
“I’ll handle the appropriate means necessary with the players all involved.”
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