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Current, Former Vols Arrested

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All SEC linebacker A.J. Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.
All SEC linebacker A.J. Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

Two current Tennessee players and two former Vols were arrested early Sunday, according to a Knox County police report.

Linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Dontavis Sapp, along with former Vols Danny O'Brien and Isaac Mobley, were taken in on alcohol-related charges.

According to the police report, there was a large party at Sapp's apartment. Officers arrived at the party and asked them to turn their music down. They did initially, but allegedly it was turned back up when the police were leaving, which led to Sapp and Johnson arguing with the officers.  

Sapp was charged with resisting arrest and supplying alcohol to a minor. Johnson also was charged with resisting arrest, with O'Brien collecting charges of underage consumption, criminal impersonation and resisting arrest. Mobley was charged with underage consumption.  

On top of the arrests were citations: 12 current and former Vols football players were among at least 22 cited at the party. The following players were cited for underage consumption: Dontavius Blair, Dimarya Mixon, Justin Coleman, Malik Brown, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Curtis Maggitt, Daniel Sola and Jakob Johnson.  

UT released a statement from Butch Jones, "We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information. We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken."  

This is the first time Vols players have been in legal trouble since Jones took over in December 2012, according to Nooga.com.

The last Tennessee player arrested was tight end Brendan Downs. Downs was charged with underage consumption on Nov. 24, 2012.