KNOXVILLE - New court dates in August and September have been set for two University of Tennessee football players accused of being part of a July 9 Cumberland Avenue bar brawl.
Da'Rick Rogers, 19, a wide receiver from Calhoun, Ga., is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after the brawl broke out. Originally set for today, his case has been reset to Sept. 14 in Knox County General Sessions Court.
Darren Myles Jr., 19, is charged with assaulting a UT Police Department officer, evading arrest and resisting arrest. The sophomore safety, who previously was charged in April with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, has since been kicked off the team.
Originally set for today, his case was reset to Aug. 12 in General Sessions Court.
Police were called to Bar Knoxville, 1820 Cumberland Ave., about 2 a.m. July 9 to investigate an assault inside the bar. Authorities say a number of UT players were present.
Outside of the bar, someone assaulted Robert Capouellez, an off-duty Knoxville Police Department officer. Capouellez, found unconscious and bleeding from the head, was treated at University of Tennessee Medical Center and released several days later.
No one has been charged in the assaults on either Capouellez or 20-year-old bar patron Gary Russell, who became involved in the initial altercation inside the bar.
UT coach Derek Dooley indefinitely suspended sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Walls and sophomore linebacker Greg King the afternoon of the incident but has not commented if they were involved in the melee.
More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.