All charges from rowdy party to be dismissed for UT football players

Seven UT football players who were cited after a February 9 party have settled their cases in court.

According to court documents from Knox County Sessions Court, linebackers Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin had their charges of providing alcohol to minors dropped.

Defensive lineman Malik Brown had his charge of underage consumption dismissed after paying court costs.

Linebacker Curt Maggitt has to perform 16 hours of community service and in 60 days his charge of providing alcohol to underage people will be dropped.

Offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive lineman Dimarya Mixon also must perform 16 hours of community service to have their charges of underage consumption dismissed.

Knox County Sheriff's deputies were called to the party at the Quarry Trail Apartments, first for loud music. They left after the music was turned down, but then returned after reports of a fight. That's when the seven players were cited.

The party hosts, Dontavius Sapp, a former Vol, and current linebacker A.J. Johnson, were arrested for buying alcohol for minors and resisting arrest.

Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien faced a criminal impersonation charge for providing a fake ID, along with resisting arrest and underage consumption charges.

Former player Isaac Mobley was also arrested for underage consumption.

All the charges against those four will also be dropped in six months, after community service, counseling, and good behavior.

All the players remain on the football team. Coach Butch Jones said this week that all them will be punished and the discipline will be handled internally.


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