2 current, 1 former UT football players arrested on alcohol-rela

2 current, 1 former UT football players arrested on alcohol-related charges

Alexander Johnson (source: KCSO) Alexander Johnson (source: KCSO)
Daniel O'Brien (source: KCSO) Daniel O'Brien (source: KCSO)
Dontavius Sapp (source: KCSO) Dontavius Sapp (source: KCSO)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Numerous University of Tennessee football players had a run-in with the law this weekend. Current players AJ Johnson, Danny O'Brien and former player Dontavius Sapp were arrested Sunday morning around midnight for alcohol-related charges, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

A report from the KCSO states: "Upon arrival, officers noted a very large party consisting of approximately 80-90 people. Officers spoke with Mr. Sapp, who lives at the apartment. Officers noted many of the people present appeared to be under the age of 21-years-old, and I saw numerous open beer cans and liquor bottles. Mr. Sapp assured officers that he would quieten the party down. As officers left, someone turned the music back up."

According to the report, Sapp and Johnson are charged with alcohol beverage purchasing violations and resisting arrest, with combined bonds of $1,000 each.

O'Brien is being charged with criminal impersonation (false identity), underage consumption of alcoholic beverages and resisting arrest with a combined bond of $1,500.

In the report, several current and former football players were also cited for underage consumption, including Dontavious Blair, Dimarya Mixon, Justin Coleman, Malik Brown and Daniel Sola.

Linebackers Curtis Maggitt, Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Mabin were cited for providing alcohol to underage people for consumption.

Former Lady Vol soccer player Jayden Barrett was charged with resisting arrest. Officers say the 22-year-old was extremely argumentative and kicked at them as they tried to secure her for their safety. She was taken into custody after a short struggle.

In response to the incident, UT Coach Butch Jones released this statement Sunday morning: "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."

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