Report: Tennessee starting defender Bryce Thompson charged with domestic assault
Tennessee sophomore cornerback Bryce Thompson was arrested overnight and charged with domestic assault, according to a report by WATE 6 in Knoxville.
Thompson was released from jail overnight. According to the report, Thompson and a woman were arguing at Stokely Hall, a dorm on campus. Thompson allegedly threatened to “slap the (expletive) out” of her, and then, a witness alleges that Thompson threatened to “shoot up the school.”
Responding officers found a gate ripped from its hinges and visible damage to the building.
The cornerback denied any physical contact or threats.
Thompson played in all 12 games last season as a freshman and made 10 starts. He was selected to the 2018 SEC All-Freshman Team after making 34 tackles, one sack and three INTs.
Thompson was once again projected to be a starter in the Vols secondary.
This story is developing, and we’ll update with new information once it becomes available.