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Talking Points: the latest on the arrests of three Tennessee football players

The latest on the arrests of Nu'Keese Richardson, Mike Edwards, and Janzen Jackson on charges of attempted armed robbery:

  • Jackson was released on his own recognizance yesterday afternoon, and his attorney says he hopes to prove Jackson's innocence of the whole thing in just a couple of days. As unlikely as this sounded yesterday morning, it could have something to do with reports that Jackson was inside the store at the time the other two were attempting to rob the victims and with reports that at least one of the people involved did not possess marijuana. We'll see.
  • Edwards was released on bond yesterday. As of late Thursday, Richardson remained in jail.
  • Lane Kiffin said that he'll deal with all three situations but only after they have gathered all of the pertinent information, which, as much as some fans and most rivals think suggests a frantic search for loopholes, is the most prudent and fair move.
  • One of the victims said he had no idea that these guys were football players, and his comments after the fact suggest that had he known, he might not have even called the cops, which . . . wow. Dude. 
  • Bottom line, yesterday was a very bad day for the Kiffin Chimera and Tennessee athletics.
  • And oh, yeah. We have a game tomorrow.

Coming later today on Rocky Top Talk:

  • Hail Mary Haiku voting at 7:30
  • Q&A with Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion
  • Preview of tonight's basketball game against Austin Peay at 10:00
  • Around the SB Nation at noon
  • Will's weekly appearance on Sports Animal 99 at 1:45
  • Basketball game thread tonight at 9:00