Tennessee defensive back Brandon Davis reportedly shot weekend before spring camp opens
Tennessee is scheduled to kick off spring football this week on Rocky Top but instead of the focus being on the first practice of the 2020 season, the latest news out of Knoxville centers around an injured Volunteer following a weekend shooting near campus.
According to Blake Toppmeyer of the Knoxville News Sentinel, defensive back Brandon Davis was shot in the leg early Saturday morning in Knoxville in the area of Uptown Bar & Grill on Cumberland Avenue. WBIR in Knoxville also ran a report of the shooting near Tennessee’s campus but does not mention Davis as the gunshot victim.
The good news is Davis’ injury following the event is not severe and described as non-life-threatening. He was taken to UT Medical Center following the shooting.
WBIR’s report indicates there are no suspects at this time and no evidence has been found to believe the shooting occurred inside the bar. The police report obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel contains statements from Davis and Tennessee teammate Trevon Flowers indicating the shooting occurred inside the bar. Additionally, at least one officer wrote in the report he heard spectators claim Davis shot himself while in the bar.
Davis is a New Orleans native and signed with Tennessee in the 2018 recruiting cycle. He was rated as a three-star cornerback out of John Curtis High School and is set to be a redshirt sophomore next season.