On Sunday news broke that two current and one former Tennessee players were arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. Now the Associated Press is reporting that seven more Volunteers have received alcohol-related citations.
According to a police report 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, defensive end Dimarya Mixon and cornerback Justin Coleman were cited for underage consumption.
The arrested players were linebacker A.J. Johnson, former linebacker Dontavis Sapp and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien. Johnson and Sapp were arrested on charges of purchasing alcohol for minors and resisting arrest while Sapp was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption. The criminal impersonation charge stems from O'Brien originally provided the police with fake identification that showed he was over 21.
Police were initially responding to a call about a loud party at an apartment in Knoxville. The report also states that Sapp and Johnson provided marijuana to numerous individuals at the party, including one minor.
"We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information," said coach Butch Jones in a statement released by the school on Sunday. "We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken."
A.J. Johnson was Tennessee's leading tackler in 2013, while Jakob Johnson, Dontavius Blair and Dimarya Mixon are all early enrollees in Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class.