Current & former Vols arrested at weekend party

(WBIR) Knox County Sheriff's Office released more information Sunday evening, listing additional people -- including several current UT football players -- in attendance at a South Knox County party this weekend that ended in arrests, and several citations for underage consumption.

Former linebacker Dontavis Sapp and current linebacker A.J. Johnson face buying alcohol for underage and resisting arrest charges. Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien faces a criminal inpersonation charge, along with a resisting arrest and underage consumption charges.

Former player Isaac Mobley was also arrested. The report states he admitted to consuming alcohol underage.

Current players Justin Coleman and Malik Brown were all cited for underage consumption, in addition to Daniel O'Brien who was named in an earlier report.

Former walk-on Daniel Sola was also cited for underage consumption.

Several other individuals were also cited for underage consumption, including Justin Coleman, Malik Brown, Dontavius Blair & Dimarya Mixon.

Current players Curt Maggit, Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin were cited as well, accused of provided alcohol to minors.

In the report, KCSO said an officer on scene observed marijuana residue in a pipe in a bedroom in the apartment, but nobody is facing drug charges.

Reports released Sunday night indicate multiple people were involved in arguments with officers, that resulted in the three arrests.

Update 4:45 p.m.:

10News spoke with a legal analyst Sunday to see what could happen to the two UT football players and one former Vol arrested early Sunday morning.

Don Bosch, legal analyst and criminal defense attorney, told 10News that for first-time offenders facing these charges, it would typically be resolved in a way where the charges can be kept off their record, and they could stay out of jail.

Bosch said all of the charges are class A misdemeanors and the maximum punishment ranges from no jail time to 11 months and 29 days.

Update: 11:45 a.m.

Two UT football players and a former Vol were arrested early Sunday morning after officers were called out to a large party at an apartment complex twice.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Danny O'Brien was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, and underage consumption.

A.J. Johnson, 22, and Dontavis Sapp, who is a former Vol and 22-years-old, were also charged with Resisting Stop, Frisk, Halt, Arrest, or Search, and Alcoholic Beverage Purchase Violations (Enticing or Purchasing for Person under 21).

Documents show officers were called out to a loud party with 80 to 90 people at Quarry Trail Apartments just after midnight.

KCSO said officers went back to the party after hearing reports of a fight breaking out in front of the apartment around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when O'Brien handed them an ID from Alabama under a different name and as someone over the age of 21. Officers said they tried to arrest O'Brien, 20, but there was a 'brief struggle.'

According to documents, Sapp was outside when officers responded the second time and was 'visibly intoxicated.' Reports claimed he pulled away from officers as they tried to take him into custody, and when he was on the ground, officers said Sapp continued to resist arrest.

Officers said Johnson was identified as a co-host of the party and also provided alcohol to minors. Documents showed Johnson pulled away from officers and attempted to leave the scene.

Original Story

According to our partners,, three UT football players were arrested Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

)Brent Hubbs reports that the three players were A.J. Johnson, Dontavis Sapp, a former Vol, and Danny O'Brien.

Johnson and Sapp are linebackers, and Hubbs says they are roommates. O'Brien is a defensive lineman.

Hubbs says it appears there was a party at Sapp's apartment. A large number of people were there. Officers arrived and asked them to turn the music down. They did, but allegedly it was turned back up as the police were leaving.

Sapp and Johnson apparently argued with the officers. Sapp was arrested on a resisting arrest charge and for supplying alcohol to a minor. Johnson was charged with resisting arrest.

Danny O'Brien was apparently charged with underage consumption.

The university 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."

We have a call in to the University and Knox Co. Sheriff's Office for more information,and will keep you updated throughout the day. This is the first arrest of Volunteer football players since Butch Jones became head coach.


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