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Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson arrested on domestic assault charge

Bad news for the Vols.

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The Tennessee football program received some huge news on Sunday morning, learning that star cornerback Bryce Thompson had been arrested for domestic assault. Thompson, a sophomore cornerback, spent Saturday night in jail and was released on $3,000 bond.

Thompson got into an argument with a woman on the Tennessee campus on Saturday night, according to records.

Per Knoxnews, Thompson made threats against the woman and threatened to “shoot up the school.”

Thompson reportedly told the woman he would “slap the (expletive) out of you.” Multiple people told police they heard him threaten to ”shoot up the school,” according to an arrest warrant.

The report states that Thompson and the female had been in a relationship for four years and that the argument began after she “found another girl’s fake eyelashes” in Thompson’s room.

Thompson started from day one as a freshman last season at cornerback, forming a potent young duo at the position with Alontae Taylor. He quickly emerged as a playmaker for the Volunteers, snagging three interceptions in 2018.

“We are aware of the situation and are waiting for additional information while the appropriate processes take place,” a University spokesperson said in a statement.

This is a developing story and we will update as details come forward.