Two of Tennessee’s troubled freshman football players received moral support Thursday night in an emotional Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting.
Mike Edwards and Janzen Jackson, who were arrested for attempted armed robbery early Thursday morning, apologized, asked forgiveness and rededicated their lives, according to Josh Davis, a walk-on freshman punter who is active in FCA.
“It’s one of the most incredible things I’ve ever experienced,’’ Davis said Friday night. “They made their peace with God.’’
The third player arrested, Nu’Keese Richardson, was still in jail at the time of the meeting.
Davis said UT athletes, led by chaplain Roger Woods, regularly meet on Thursday night in the Neyland-Thompson football complex.
Davis said several players had received text messages from Edwards expressing interest in the meeting and that the freshman defensive back walked in on his own.
Some time later, Davis said himself, Chris Walker, Anthony Anderson and Bryce Brown went to Jackson’s dorm room and encouraged him to come.
Jackson then joined the meeting, which was attended by about 20 football players and a number of other athletes, Davis said.
“What happened (the robbery attempt), that’s over and done with,’’ Davis said, “and they definitely have our support.’’