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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

Vols defense wants to build on its early momentum

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is accustomed to kicking off the year with a dominant defensive performance. This time, the Volunteers want to keep that momentum going the rest of the season for a change. Tennessee held Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton in check and forced three turnovers Sunday in a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. The performance offered reason to believe Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 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

Vols defenders AJ Johnson, Danny O'Brien arrested

The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off their best recruiting offseason in years (No. 5 in the nation) which has the program buzzing, but that’s not the only kind of buzzing going on in Knoxville. Two current players were arrested Sunday: LB AJ Johnson and DT Danny O’Brien, along with former LB Dontavis Sapp. According to WBIR.com, O’Brien was charged with criminal impersonation...
Via Down and Distance
February 09, 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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