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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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vols seeking middle linebacker to help lead talented defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The biggest question facing Tennessee's defense is whether it can solve its riddle in the middle. The Volunteers must find a middle linebacker to replace A.J. Johnson, who ranked as the second-leading tackler in school history before his college career ended abruptly last November amid a rape investigation. He is scheduled to go on trial next month. This search...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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

AJ Johnson, Danny O’Brien and former Vols player Dontavis Sapp arrested

The Tennessee Volunteers have confirmed that two players and one former player were arrested on Saturday. Coach Butch Davis said that he was aware of the situation and that the school was collecting information. “We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information,” Jones said in the statement. “We have very high standards...
Via Tireball.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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