Tennessee had two former players arrested earlier this week. A current player joined the fold late Wednesday evening.
Defensive tackle Alexis Johnson was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Dustin Dopirak.
Dopirak also reported that a Tennessee spokesman said Johnson had been suspended from all football activities.
UPDATE: This News Sentinel story has details from the arrest warrants. The victim alleged that Johnson repeatedly choked her at his apartment early Sunday morning, then blocked the door in his bedroom when she tried to leave, according to the warrants.
Johnson, who enrolled at Tennessee from Fort Scott (Kansas) Junior College in January, was also listed on the Knox County Sheriff’s Department website as having been arrested and detained. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder selected Tennessee over claimed offers from Alabama, North Carolina State and Arizona. He committed to the Vols in June.
Former offensive lineman Cosey Coleman was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery on Monday. Former Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder was arrested on Tuesday and charged with five felonies for improper contact with a minor.