Jason Chavis, son of former UT defensive coordinator, suspect in assault

An update on this case has been posted. Please the article with the headline: Assault charge dismissed against Jason Chavis, son of former UT defensive coordinator

Jason Chavis, son of former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis, has been named as a suspect in an assault on a minor.

The incident allegedly occurred May 16 at Wolf Clan Combat Sports, a mixed martial arts training facility, that John Chavis co-owns in North Knoxville.

According to an incident report obtained from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the victim claimed that Jason Chavis, 26, shoved him into a fighting cage then “threw him to the ground, put his knee on his chest pinning him, and wrapped both of his hands around his neck.”

Matt A. Hosford, a part owner of Wolf Clan and a black belt in jujitsu, pulled Jason Chavis off of the victim, an unidentified 15-year-old.

“Get in the (expletive) cage or get out of the (expletive) gym,” Jason Chavis said before the attack, according to the incident report.

Hosford and his brother, John David Hosford, were listed as witnesses to the assault and corroborated the victim’s account on the incident report.

Following the assault, the victim called his mother. Jason Chavis was not at the scene when police arrived.

It is unclear if assault charges will be filed or have been filed against Jason Chavis.

The victim was not injured and refused medical attention.

John Chavis declined comment through LSU’s sports information department. Jason Chavis could not be reached for comment.

John Chavis coached at UT from 1989 to 2008 after playing for the Vols from 1976-78. He was UT’s defensive coordinator from 1995 to 2008.

Chavis was not retained by Lane Kiffin who replaced Phillip Fulmer following UT’s 5-7 season in 2008. Chavis joined LSU’s staff as defensive coordinator after considering the same position at Clemson.

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Mr_Brownstone writes:

that would be TU not UT dumbarse

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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He's not a UT athlete.

He's not a UT coach.

His dad is an LSU coach.

What in the world does this have to do with UT?

You're so stupid it hurts.

Mr_Brownstone writes:

Peyton Manning played more quarters than anyone in the Ci"T"r"U"s bowl. And also lost more games (4) to Florida (a Tennessee record).

who cares, he's 1 million times more successful than you're sorry tail.

golfballs03 writes:

Awesome!

heyitsme writes:

Jason Chavis now qualifies to enter the world of politics... LOL

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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Get it right. Todd Helton started against UF in '94, not Peyton. Rip on him all you want, lord knows we can't talk you out of it, but at least get the facts right. As a starter he was 0-3.

At least acknowledge the facts.

Thy_blood_runneth_Orange writes:

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If your brain ran as fast as your mouth does, the world would be a dangerous place. Oh yeah, I now remembered what I was doing...you can't spell Florida Gators with out an F, an A, a G, or an S can you? Need a little help?

http://www.zimbio.com/member/Towleroa...

Mr_Brownstone writes:

Peyton Manning played more quarters than anyone in the Ci"T"r"U"s bowl. And also lost more games (4) to Florida (a Tennessee record).

thanks for spelling that out for us. Ci"T"r"U"s.

  • May 21, 2009
  • 4:20 p.m.
Mr_Brownstone writes:

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101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to Mr_Brownstone:

Peyton Manning played more quarters than anyone in the Ci"T"r"U"s bowl. And also lost more games (4) to Florida (a Tennessee record).

thanks for spelling that out for us. Ci"T"r"U"s.

Heck I'd be happy with a Citrus Bowl bid in '09!

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to Thy_blood_runneth_Orange:

If your brain ran as fast as your mouth does, the world would be a dangerous place. Oh yeah, I now remembered what I was doing...you can't spell Florida Gators with out an F, an A, a G, or an S can you? Need a little help?

http://www.zimbio.com/member/Towleroa...

HILARIOUS!!!

panties4tebow writes:

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You can't speel dumb without U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OdessaVol writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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Bobbea,
curious, what sports did you play growing up? Any good? Elaborate will ya?

shoalcreekvol writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform

shoalcreekvol writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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What does Chavez have to do with this?

He's a Native American, not a Spanish Explorer.

txvolsfan writes:

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and he is one of the greatest QB's to ever play the game!!!
and I can give you over a $100,000,000 reasons he couldn't care less!!!

BigOrangeJeff writes:

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You forgot racism.

BigOrangeJeff writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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...and poor punctuation.

pms151 writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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Or your 15 year old would be fatherless. so you would kill over this....wow...what a man!

CynicalCitizen writes:

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I'm no MMA expert, but isn't this the purpose of the cage?

BigOrangeCrazy writes:

What!? Someone got in a fight at an MMA gym?
Good god, what's this world coming to?

You mean they don't go there to hold hands, sip tea, and sing kumbaya?

VolFanInLexKY2 writes:

in response to shoalcreekvol:

Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform

Excellent! And I second. Motion carries.

orange__hammerhead writes:

Hey GATORZ5, that was funny.

Remember when the Miami thugs owned Florida?

Remember when the Florida State thugs owned Florida?

You guys are benefitting from those programs being down - and that is the only reason you are up

I admit that you must get a huuuge kick out of this many people wasting their time and actually getting mad

I find that it's rather funny

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GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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Oh,like the perfect jerk that you are I would presume,perfect in that category.

Is that really you CPF ?? !!

Or Johnny come marching home Majors Still the second winningest q.b. in SEC HISTORY !!!!

What did you win ;the coveted porkchop around the neck award?? !!

stillavolsfan27 writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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HEY ITS A ONE OF a KIND SPELLING GAY GATOR YOU BETTER TAKE A GOOD LOOK PEOPLE!!!!! You will NEVER see another one of those as long as all live.

stillavolsfan27 writes:

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EVERYONE GATHER ROUND AND TAKE A GOOD LOOK WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE ANOTHER GAY GATOR THAT CAN SPELL EVER AGAIN!!!!!

p.s.- i have to congratulate gatorz5 for that spelling i must say was absolutely wonderful if they have a idiots who can spell award i will be sure to vote for you

Coach_Joe writes:

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Biggie, I hope you're just trying to ruffle a few feathers with that comment because there is no way in he!! that would actually happen.

As I recall when Royce Gracie first came on the scene he challenged Mike Tyson to a fight. He would give Tyson $1million win, lose or draw. The Tyson camp came back and said the only way they would do it is if Gracie put on boxing gloves. And that is just utterly ridiculous.

I say why not have Tyson put on the MMA gloves as he would've done more damage to Gracie if he would've hit him.

Honestly though, I believe the Tyson camp knows that he would not have won that fight. And I was a Tyson fan before he became stupid.

MrKnoxville writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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You can't spell FeLOn without F-L-O-rida either.

Waldorf writes:

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Actually ol' "Third and Chavis" has at least one other son who is in his late 20s. Conveniently enough for this situation, he's also a lawyer in Knoxville.

And as much as I can't stand his third down tendencies, I'll put $100 down that Chavis would eat you alive.

newtonrail writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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I try to ignore your racist blather anymore Mr. Ellison, but why keep saying Manning lost 4 games to Florida, when he only started Soph through Senior years. You have 0 credibility, in addition to being a racist liar.

belayvol writes:

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Like your vacuum cleaner, you suck at this also.

82cat writes:

in response to BigOrangeJeff:

You forgot racism.

also forgot

mis spelling
(probably a 3rd grade education)

vol4good#206163 writes:

Shouldnt this story have started,LSU D Cordinator, John Chavis's, Son under investigation for assault.

I mean All the people that read this site know who TN's D cordinator was for the past 15 yrs. He coaches at LSU now, besides Jason has nothing to do with either Univ. Seems like KNS is piling up as many negative stories that have any remote relationship to TN. Hell I'm suprised they didnt have Kiffin say he's sorry for Johns Son being an idiot.

Bass_Vol_1998 writes:

Two sides to every story. I don't have enough info to make a call. If Chavis Jr. was just being a bully, then yeah definitely in the wrong.

As a dad with 3 girls, I would not hesitate to do this or worse to a teen depending on the situation (makes my blood boil thinking about these type of situations).

What I'm saying is that you never know what this kid may have done to provoke getting tackled/ intimidated. More facts are needed.

Side note: UFC 1 Gracie vs. Pre-prison Tyson would be awesome. Could go either way (Gracie slips around and dislocates Tysons shoulder for the tap out... or an uppercut by Iron Mike brings out the ambulances)

Gracie actually stopped being a part of UFC because the implemented rules (no in the ball/ biting/ etc.) He says do what you gotta do, and i'll still win.

give_him_6 writes:

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You can't even spell bro!!

Volgrad777 writes:

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Dude , youre on crack....ive seen average MMA fighters that would submit top level boxers in under 2 mintues....thats the craziest post ive ever heard....if youre talking about stand up only sure , maybe , but all MMA , thats the funniest thing ive ever heard.

  • May 22, 2009
  • 9:41 a.m.
MikeHamiltonFan writes:

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OrangePower11 writes:

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A UFC fighter would drop his head, take 3-5 punches from the boxer while charging him, then systematically take him to the mat and pound, smother and maul even the best boxer on earth...take a step back and evaluate MMA athletes, as many were former high-ranking amateur boxers who can not only defend themselves well enough from the 5-10 punch combinations a pro boxer uses, but can also mix in about 10 disciplines that the boxer will have never seen before.

Waldorf writes:

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I was actually referring to Chief himself, not his son.

Either way I'll put $100 down that if you tried to hurt either they would eat you alive.

MikeHamiltonFan writes:

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Sir have you ever been in a fight? If he "slammed him" by "the throat" do you think the kid would be completely uninjured? I think you and your dad playing around in the backyard must have given you less than a rudimentary understanding of martial arts. Have you ever heard of sparring? If Chavis wanted to hit, hurt or fight this kid, he would be injured, not UNINJURED. Is there no reason on this board? If a German Shepherd nips at you and it does not leave a mark, the slobber on your arm does not mean the dog bit you. If the dog bit you, it would be easy to see where he did it. This is about a kid who did not like being cussed at for whining and hanging out without committing so he is trying to get money from a person whose dad has made some.

Waldorf writes:

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I must say this is the first time I've ever heard the "respect ME because my father was in the military" card played.

No, I wouldn't really like that either if I was in that situation, nor am I condoning the "alledged" slamming of the 15 year old. However, I wouldn't get on a message baord and say I'd kill the boy either, which whether it was meant or not, is what you pretty much said.

Maybe you should take some of that MENTAL DISCIPLINE you go on about having and apply it to your posting habits.

  • May 22, 2009
  • 11:29 a.m.
osunut2#223683 writes:

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  • May 22, 2009
  • 12:17 p.m.
JustAMan writes:

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MikeHamiltonFan writes:

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Just a Man...

The victim was not injured and refused medical attention.

If you think that a real ground throw by a 215lb man followed by a knee to the chest of a 130lb boy can occur without any injury to the boy, you sound like you are the one who has had no training in any discipline. If I was using Krav Maga, Jiu Jitsu or any other fighting style and I wanted to hurt someone that much smaller than me it would be easy, but if I wanted to demonstrate a technique on them without hurting them, I would be able to do something that sounded horrible without hurting them.

Robots will have to fight our wars if all of our men become declawed and defanged apologizers who cannot fight and do not know that it is ever okay to do so. Predator spy drones are being flown by xbox 360 controllers right now, dropping missiles on people who used to only be killed by sniper bullets or planned bombings. If we become more and more of a culture of self hating pacifists we will need to rely on robots.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell

JustAMan writes:

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Just a Man...

The victim was not injured and refused medical attention.

If you think that a real ground throw by a 215lb man followed by a knee to the chest of a 130lb boy can occur without any injury to the boy, you sound like you are the one who has had no training in any discipline. If I was using Krav Maga, Jiu Jitsu or any other fighting style and I wanted to hurt someone that much smaller than me it would be easy, but if I wanted to demonstrate a technique on them without hurting them, I would be able to do something that sounded horrible without hurting them.

Robots will have to fight our wars if all of our men become declawed and defanged apologizers who cannot fight and do not know that it is ever okay to do so. Predator spy drones are being flown by xbox 360 controllers right now, dropping missiles on people who used to only be killed by sniper bullets or planned bombings. If we become more and more of a culture of self hating pacifists we will need to rely on robots.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell

I never said that being thrown by Jason and having him place his knee on your chest would not hurt, I am just stating that the kid didn't just show up and got roughed up a little bit and went crying to mama.

I do know that being thrown down by someone bigger than you hurts, cause it happens to me when I show up for class. Also when I am sparring with someone smaller than me I remember that I am the adult in the situation and try not to hurt them on purpose.

I see nothing wrong with our military using robotics to help fight our wars, for one it would decrease the chance of our soldiers getting hurt or killed.

Maybe I misread your earlier post, but I got the idea that your were blaming the kid when infact he is the victim, let us not forget that before we pass judgement.

But the bottom line is that the kid was being taugh by another instructor, Jason was not asked to particapate in the class, it became an assault when Jason threatened the kid and would not let him up.

Funny that you would quote a man who was againt attacking the Nazi during the 2nd World War whom later change his mind, maybe you will change yours

feathersax writes:

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You can't speel dumb without U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, & then we have the most articulate UF spokesperson of all: Congresswoman Corrine Brown. This still makes me laugh.
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Volunatic writes:

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Peyton wasn't a starter for UT until the Washington State game in '94-- 3 games after UT played uf.

Voluvr writes:

Too bad Chavis' defense couldn't wrap up and tackle like that.

  • May 31, 2009
  • 3:39 p.m.
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  • August 18, 2009
  • 3:18 p.m.
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