At this point, I’m actually speechless with what’s going on with the University of Tennessee, because, for the second day in a row, one of the Vols’ football players was arrested, this time for punching and choking a woman.
This comes a day after offensive lineman Mack Crowder was detained after sending dick pics to a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl, but ended up being an undercover officer.
The latest arrest involved defensive tackle Alexis Johnson, who, according to police reports, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment after an incident in an on-campus dorm with a woman he used to date.
The report states Johnson repeatedly choked her to the point she could not breathe and felt she was going to pass out, and a witness told police Johnson “appeared to be really punching her” and that the woman’s lip was “busted.”
Johnson “attempted to repetitively touch and kiss her” as she “repeatedly stated that she did not want to have sex with him,” according to the report.
As the woman, who previously dated Johnson on two different occasions, tried to leave bedroom, the report alleges Johnson blocked the door and said, “You think I won’t (expletive) you up?”
Apparently, Johnson and the woman went from play fighting to real fighting, ending with the player being arrested, charged and, according to a university spokesperson, suspended from football activities. Side note: Alexis Johnson just joined the team in January as a junior college transfer, so, way to mess up the opportunity to play in the SEC.
Someone needs to get these kids together, because this is becoming a sad, everyday occurrence in Knoxville.