A.J. JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tennessee security officer let go for January call to Butch Jones

The Knoxville Police Department officer who made a controversial phone call to coach Butch Jones regarding former linebacker A.J. Johnson told Knoxville radio station WNML that he has been relieved of duties as a security officer at UT football games. “They relieved me of my duties because of a two-minute phone call I made to Butch Jones about the A.J. Johnson investigation,â€...

Student conduct case against ex-Vol A.J. Johnson dismissed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) An administrative law judge has dismissed a University of Tennessee conduct case against former Volunteers football player A.J. Johnson, which has no bearing on his upcoming criminal trial on aggravated rape charges. Katrice Jones Morgan ruled Monday the school no longer has jurisdiction in the student conduct case because Johnson graduated in December 2014...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Vol CB Michael Williams to go on trial in rape case

Former Tennessee Volunteers cornerback Michael Williams will go on trial today as he faces charges of aggravated rape along with former teammate and linebacker A.J. Johnson. The Associated Press reported the story. Williams and Johnson face two counts apiece of aggravated rape, each man having been accused of “aiding and abetting” the other. Johnson’s legal team asked for and...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers Football Player Indicted on Rape Charges

University of Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams was indicted by a grand jury on rape charges on Thursday. Also indicted was former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson by the same Knox County grand jury. The rape investigation, which surrounded these former teammates, began back in November. It stems from a 19-year-old University of Tennessee student claiming she was raped at Williams’...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee suspensions to impact quest for bowl berth against Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Having to play Senior Night against Missouri on Saturday with a bowl berth on the line, Tennessee figures it's all about the next man up. That's because their most-ballyhooed senior -- middle linebacker A.J. Johnson, the team's leading and SEC's No. 2 tackler -- will apparently be unavailable. He was suspended indefinitely after being listed as a suspect in an...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspensions leave Vols short-handed on defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- On a week when Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson expected to play the final home game of his productive career, the Volunteers instead must find a way to replace the all-Southeastern Conference performer. Johnson and sophomore cornerback Michael Williams were suspended from all team-related activities Monday, one day before a Knoxville police report named them...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has suspended linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation. The school announced the suspensions Monday afternoon on the football program's Twitter account. Volunteers coach Butch Jones confirmed earlier Monday that members of the team were subjects of the Knoxville police investigation without naming...
Via Associated Press
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has suspended linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation. The school announced the suspensions Monday afternoon on the football program's Twitter account. Volunteers coach Butch Jones confirmed earlier Monday that members of the team were subjects of the Knoxville police investigation without naming...
Via Associated Press
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson setting sights on successful final year

HOOVER, Ala. -- Among all the reasons, there was one singular notion that pushed Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson to return for a senior season in Knoxville. "I came (to Tennessee) to be a winner and win," said Johnson, a consensus preseason All-American who toyed with the idea of entering the NFL Draft last May. "And I've got more one more season to do that. I want to leave a winner...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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