Brent Hubbs, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and multiple other sources are reporting that current Vols A.J. Johnson and Danny O'Brien, along with former Vols Dontavius Sapp and Isaac Mobley, were arrested at a party last night.
Sapp hosted a party at his apartment last night with a large number of people in attendance. Police arrived due to a noise complaint from neighbors and asked that the music be turned down. (EDIT: Officers left the party, but returned due to a report of a fight. According to rumor, an intoxicated partygoer got into an altercation with a female partygoer, after which players stepped in.) Sapp and Johnson allegedly argued with with officers and were eventually arrested.
Sapp and Johnson were charged with resisting arrest and supplying alcohol to a minor. Danny O'Brien was arrested for underage consumption, resisting arrest, and criminal impersonation. Mobley was arrested for underage consumption.
Butch Jones released the following statement: "We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stage of gathering all the 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."
The fact that Butch Jones has been on campus for over a year without a major incident of this nature is impressive, but we all knew that something like this would eventually happen.
A.J. Johnson had been penciled in as the starter at middle linebacker, and is one of the Volunteers' most important players on defense for the 2014 season. O'Brien was expected to be given the opportunity to work his way into the starting rotation next year as well. Sapp has exhausted his eligibility, and Mobley is a former walk-on who last played in 2012.