Charges Dropped, Will Be Dropped For Current UT Players
by Dan Harralson
Mar 03, 2014 8:36 PM EST
Charges have been dropped, or will be dropped, for current Vol football players. The charges stem from an apartment party last month.
Linebackers Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, charged with providing alcohol to underage people will be dropped. Defensive lineman Malik Brown, charged with underage consumption, has been dismissed after he paid court costs.
Linebacker Curt Maggitt, offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive lineman Dimarya Mixon must all complete 16 hours of community service and their charges will be dropped. Maggitt was cited for providing alcohol to minors, while the other three were cited for underage consumption.
Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien entered an agreement earlier this week which will result in his criminal impersonation and resisting arrest, as well as underage consumption charges being dropped. O'Brien must complete 40 hours of community service.
"Everything is about choices, and these were 21-, 19-year-old individuals that got caught up and made some poor choices, so we'll deal with it appropriately inside," Butch Jones said. "I will handle that myself and work through our athletic department. But also, everything is a teaching opportunity, and our players understand (that)".