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Former Vol Brent Vinson charged in connection with May, 2009 murder

Brent Vinson, who left Tennessee back in the middle of the 2009 season and had transferred to North Alabama, is currently facing charges in connection with a fatal shooting in Knoxville last May. Charles Corn was shot several times and died a few days later.

Vinson was originally "interviewed" by police (while basketball player Ramar Smith was "questioned") but was thought at the time not to be a suspect. Nor is he a suspect in the actual shooting now, according to WBIR. Instead, the charges relate to some sort of evidence tampering.

Either way, it's still more bad news for Vinson, the RTT#3 in the Class of 2007 who had originally re-routed to Hargrave Military and reported that he was a changed man before following friend Duke Crews to Tennessee. He's now behind bars in Lauderdale County, Alabama and will soon be extradited to Tennessee to face the charges.

Note that Vinson and Smith and Crews were all long gone for various reasons before their eligibility expired. The father in me feels compelled to say something about the company you keep.