7 more Vols cited on alcohol-related charges

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm •  Published: February 10, 2014
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven more Tennessee football players have received citations in connection with a party that led to the arrests of two current players and one former Volunteer.

A police report filed by the Knox County Sheriff's Office states that linebackers Curt Maggitt, Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin were cited for providing alcohol to underage people. Offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, defensive lineman Malik Brown, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive end Dimarya Mixon were cited for underage consumption.

Linebacker A.J. Johnson and former linebacker Dontavis Sapp were arrested on charges of purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest. Nose tackle Danny O'Brien was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol. Johnson and Sapp are 22 years old. O'Brien is 20.

The arrests of A.J. Johnson, Sapp and O'Brien were announced Sunday morning. The citations of the other players were revealed when the police report was released late Sunday evening.

Knox County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Hillary Coward said that people who receive citations are given a later booking date rather than being taken into custody immediately.

Officers say they received a call about a loud party at a Knoxville apartment and responded at about 12:02 a.m. Sunday. Sapp said he'd quiet the party down, but officers someone turned the music up as they were leaving. Officers also said they later heard about a fight in the area.

The report by Officer John Sharp stated that Sapp tried to pull away as they attempted to secure him. Sharp said A.J. Johnson also grabbed him by the shoulder in an attempt to keep Sapp from being detained. Sharp said he pulled A.J. Johnson to the ground as Officer Keith McFarland took control of Sapp, but A.J. Johnson "continued to resist arrest by pulling away and rolling around."

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