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Two Vols arrested on alcohol-related charges

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

AJ Johnson arrested
A.J. Johnson led Tennessee in tackles last season. (USATSI)

Two Tennessee players were arrested this weekend on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest.

According to the Associated Press, linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien were both arrested and taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson was charged with purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest, while O'Brien was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol.

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

Former Tennessee linebacker Dontavius Sapp, who just finished his senior season, was also arrested.

Johnson, who is 22, led Tennessee with 106 tackles last season and was first team All-SEC. O'Brien had 12 tackles as a reserve in 2013. O'Brien is 20 years old.

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