Update: Arrest warrant alleges Vols safety Brent Brewer tried to strangle woman during argument

1:31 PM, Feb 14, 2011   |    comments
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Brent Brewer

UT football player Brent Brewer faces charges after officials arrested him on a misdemeanor count of domestic assault involving bodily injury or the threat of injury early Sunday morning.

According to the Knox County jail, the 22-year-old was released from jail Sunday night after posting a $1,500 bond and completing a 12-hour hold.

According to the arrest warrant, Brewer and a woman were arguing inside his White Avenue apartment when the situation escalated.

The woman told police Brewer put his hands around her throat and tried to strangle her. When she attempted to scream, he covered her mouth with his hand.

The woman asked repeatedly to leave, but Brewer refused to let her go, according to the documents.

The arrest warrant states that Brewer shoved the woman into a wall and continued to try to strangle her. He then held her hands behind her back.

Officers said the woman had visible marks on the sides and front of her throat, her left wrist and both arms.

After the woman left, she filed a complaint against Brewer. He later turned himself in to police.

Coach Derek Dooley released this statement Sunday night:

"Without knowing all the facts, any domestic incident warrants a suspension from all team-related activities until a thorough investigation is concluded. We respect everyone's right to the legal process, but also acknowledge a greater standard of conduct associated with the privilege of being a member of the Tennessee football team."

Brewer left professional baseball to start his college football career as a late addition to UT's 2010 signing class. He played in all 13 games and started the last six. He finished the year with 30 tackles.

Attorney Don Bosch has been hired to represent Brewer.

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