A Knoxville police officer claims he lost his job because of a brief phone call he made to Butch Jones.
Per Jimmy Hyams of WNML, Police officer Sam Brown will not be on the sidelines providing security for Tennessee football games after doing so for the past 19 seasons.
And Brown says it is due to a two-minute phone conversation he had with Butch Jones back in January.
“They relieved me of my duties because of a two-minute phone call I made to Butch Jones about the A.J. Johnson investigation,’’ Brown told WNML.
The phone call came in November of 2014 per the report, the same day that Johnson and Tennessee teammate Michael Williams were accused of rape. Brown claimed to have made at least 100 calls to over four different coaches in his 19 years on the job.
Johnson and Williams were both kicked off the team and set to stand trial for the rape. But the trial has been delayed and does not have a scheduled start date.
Brown is set to retire from the force in January.