Today On Rocky Top: Two Current Vols Arrested; Teammates Cited


Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) and linebacker Curt Maggitt (56) celebrate after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

From The Times Free Press

"Butch Jones is dealing with his first off-field incident since taking over as Tennessee’s head football coach 14 months ago.Linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O’Brien, along with Dontavis Sapp, a former Volunteers linebacker, were arrested early Sunday morning following an incident at an off-campus apartment complex."

From The Tennessean

"The Vanderbilt women’s team has traveled to Knoxville to face the Lady Vols 28 times. It has come back home empty-handed every time.But after last month’s 74-63 win over the Lady Vols at Memorial Gym, No. 18 Vanderbilt (17-5, 6-3) has the opportunity to sweep No. 8 Tennessee (19-4, 8-2) in the regular-season series for the first time on Monday."


"Taylor Koenig and Madison Shipman combined for seven RBIs and Lexi Overstreet hit a home run as No. 1 Tennessee finished its season-opening weekend with a 14-3 victory over Oakland on Sunday in the Eagle Round Robin.Tennessee (4-0) took the lead with one run in the third inning before exploding to four in the fourth, three in the sixth and sixth in the seventh put the game out of reach. Oakland (1-4) scored all three of its runs in the sixth."

From Bleacher Report

"The Tennessee Volunteers 2014 offense is going to be young but very talented. Losing the entire offensive line and the primary running back isn’t the best way to start an offseason, but that’s the reality, and you won’t hear Butch Jones using it as an excuse.It’s time to take an early look at the two-deep depth chart.This fall could be as tough as 2013. Tennessee is looking at five to seven wins, the latter of which would make the 2014 campaign a success. The Vols are 16 years removed from 1998. The incoming freshmen were two years old when Tennessee won the national championship. Lamenting the fact that a bowl trip would make this season a success is living in the past and failing to see reality."