Transfer QB Raulston arrested on DUI charge

A University of Tennessee football player was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence.

Quarterback Doak Raulston, who is sitting out the season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Louisiana Tech, was stopped for allegedly driving while impaired and violating the implied consent law.

WVLT reported Raulston posted a $1,000 bond and is due to appear in Knox County Sessions Court on Monday. Requests for more information on the arrest by the News Sentinel from the Knox County Sheriff's Office have not yet been granted.

Through a school spokesman, Vols coach Derek Dooley declined comment, but he's scheduled to speak during a weekly teleconference today at 5:30 p.m.

Raulston signed with Louisiana Tech in 2009 when Dooley was still coaching there, then transferred in August to reunite with him at UT. He was ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com out of All Saints Episcopal High School in Dallas.

Raulston completed 172 of 271 passes for 3,026 yards and 28 touchdowns his senior season. He also rushed for 840 yards and eight scores.

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PharmDVol writes:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

mocsandvolsfan writes:

We need to hire some stinking guards!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously. It's ok to celebrate a little but not in a CAR!!!??? I hope he's 21. If he had speed, height, weight, we need him.

TommyJack writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

Not so fast, my friend.

HOSSFLY writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

so let me get this right friend. if we did not have a good qb, you would keep him ? that ain't right.

and i hope you do not live in a glass house......

GBO

volstokke writes:

You know Coach isn't gonna be happy. This kid will be deep into the dog house. I don't think he should be suspended though, he is just a kid.

BIGORANGEDOG writes:

No, he is not of legal age, the article states, but does it matter? What possible reason could you even assume it would be good for the team or this young man to just drop him?

Student First, Athlete Second!

volzcrushm writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

Rumor has it, he is better than Simms but not hardly a Bray. Would you still kick him off the team if: Bray went down, Worley didn't sign and Simms transferred?....just a pessimist thought for a pessimist statement.:)

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Let him learn from his mistake.

Most people aren't throwaways, emphasis on "most".

Hounddog writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

If you are ever asked to serve jury duty, please do us all a favor and get out of it. Hounddog.

DroopyDrawers writes:

in response to Hounddog:

If you are ever asked to serve jury duty, please do us all a favor and get out of it. Hounddog.

If I had a car when I was in college, I would be under the jail. Give the kid a break. 18-22 year old kids have got to sew their wild oats.

VolsToTheWall writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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i dont think pride has anything to do with trying to run a transparent program when 3 outta 3 sports are being investigated. its actually kinda amazing how you found a way to blame this on hamilton.

jkevingoss writes:

WOULD like to know what happened to the young man that was the QB for Rogers that signed also to play for the VOLS?

ktm589 writes:

in response to jkevingoss:

WOULD like to know what happened to the young man that was the QB for Rogers that signed also to play for the VOLS?

Nash Nance is a redshirt

TNdogboy writes:

If you are under 21 DUI is at .02 not .08, or 1 or two beers. Doesn't make it right , but maybe not quite as bad as it looks.

huntined#565710 writes:

Good thing that we won the game or maybe we would have had a bunch of them arrested.. Just another kid messing up and he is OUR KID..He will get a lot of time running the stands this week.

AirForceVol2786 writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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How did UT throw players under the bus? If I got a DUI I wouldn't yell at my First Sergeant for "letting me get drunk and then drive". Keep Mike Hamilton!!!! Go Vols!!!

tombo7#479857 writes:

in response to DroopyDrawers:

If I had a car when I was in college, I would be under the jail. Give the kid a break. 18-22 year old kids have got to sew their wild oats.

Is killing someone while driving drunk just sewing wild oats? If this were Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps, or Aaron Murray, would your answer be the same?

VolunteerLifer writes:

Let Dooley handle this. He'll handle it right.

tombo7#479857 writes:

in response to DroopyDrawers:

If I had a car when I was in college, I would be under the jail. Give the kid a break. 18-22 year old kids have got to sew their wild oats.

Is killing someone while driving drunk considered sewing wild oats? Would your answer be the same if we were talking about Chris Rainey or Jeff Demps?

jjsteel writes:

in response to KingsportVol88:

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for you

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

What was the young man doing out on a Friday night/Saturday morning of a game? He must not be on the traveling team.

Underage drinking is againist the law as well as DUI. Time for him to learn a lesson, his football days at UT should be over(he's lucky he didn't injure or kill someone in an accident).

Everyone says "he's just a kid" or "he has to sow his oats", if Raulston wants to act like an adult, he needs to be treated like one. And before everyone says "Have you ever done anyhting like this?" yes I have, and if I had gotten arrested, I would have had to pay the price.

Don't want the kid's life to be ruined, but he needs to be taught a hard lesson.

bperky writes:

These young people need to learn that they have an opportunity to change their lives immensely. Choices need to be made that will enable one to maintain focus.
Get to where you want to go and THEN get stupid. Or better still, use good judgment and excuses become moot.

gavol writes:

in response to volzcrushm:

Rumor has it, he is better than Simms but not hardly a Bray. Would you still kick him off the team if: Bray went down, Worley didn't sign and Simms transferred?....just a pessimist thought for a pessimist statement.:)

He's better than Simms, he followed CDD, and he's not on the travel team? That's stupid! Do you really think anyone would believe this rumor? You believe it?

CoverOrange writes:

Kick off kid for theoretically endangering others but don't kick off kids that punch and kick a cop. Yeah, that makes sense.

gatorhator4eva writes:

in response to volstokke:

You know Coach isn't gonna be happy. This kid will be deep into the dog house. I don't think he should be suspended though, he is just a kid.

i hear that! some people on here are too damn sensitive. i'm not saying drinking and drivin is right, but we were all once in college. u learn from your mistakes.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

When I commented about being on the traveling team, I overlooked the fact that since he transferred to UT, he has to sit out a year, just saw it on the twitter posts on the side of the screen.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to gatorhator4eva:

i hear that! some people on here are too damn sensitive. i'm not saying drinking and drivin is right, but we were all once in college. u learn from your mistakes.

Gator,

If he is not punished, how does learn or even know that he made a mistake?

If he is in fact guilty as charged, I am in favor of him being released from the team, but I think he deserves his day in court with a jury if he wishes.

What do you think CDD should do??

PHAT_VOL writes:

in response to TheMemphisSlim:

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LOL !! yea and hire Coach Phil,with his millions, as the Britton Colquitt award chariman.
GO VOLS !!

gatorhator4eva writes:

what are u talking about?who is talking about punishment? he will be punished by the law, why does the team need to punish him? that should be lesson enough. they will find him $1200-3000 and he will have to comply with the courts orders, which wil be classes and to stay out of trouble for a year. last time i checked, college had alot of kids drinking alchohol. people make mistakes. so your going to ruin a kids career, over one mistake. i smell a troll or one of the people i was just referring to, too sensative. good thing dooley is a lawyer, im sure he knows.

PHAT_VOL writes:

in response to gatorhator4eva:

what are u talking about?who is talking about punishment? he will be punished by the law, why does the team need to punish him? that should be lesson enough. they will find him $1200-3000 and he will have to comply with the courts orders, which wil be classes and to stay out of trouble for a year. last time i checked, college had alot of kids drinking alchohol. people make mistakes. so your going to ruin a kids career, over one mistake. i smell a troll or one of the people i was just referring to, too sensative. good thing dooley is a lawyer, im sure he knows.

You are Right. Are we the only ones who know this?
GO VOLS !

Cldvols1 writes:

Dooley will punish accordingly and last I checked he was the head coach. I don't think he should be kicked off the team though, a little too harsh don't ya think!

One more win baby, Go Vols beat Kensucky!!!

YoungUtAlum writes:

in response to VolsToTheWall:

i dont think pride has anything to do with trying to run a transparent program when 3 outta 3 sports are being investigated. its actually kinda amazing how you found a way to blame this on hamilton.

I was going to say something like this but I'm glad someone beat me to it. It is beyond me why idiots get on here and bash a perfectly decent man because they think they could do a better job? really? anyone who bashes hamilton is an ignorant troll that lives under a bridge and can barely hold a job at captain d's. they wouldn't know integrity if it was written on their unemployment check they receive every month.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to mocsandvolsfan:

We need to hire some stinking guards!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously. It's ok to celebrate a little but not in a CAR!!!??? I hope he's 21. If he had speed, height, weight, we need him.

Article says he is 20.

PHAT_VOL writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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What player two weeks? Found GUILTY of what? And you don't know or need to know everything that went on. Go back to sleep.
GO VOLS !!

Snapshot writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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You are an idiot

bobowling1#1377232 writes:

This will be the last Time i visit GVX. I have been here for a very long time but cannot continue to accept the garbage and slanted reporting toward UT football. Back page stories are highlighted and constant negative spin has gotten worse and worse. Thanx for years gone by but your site and sports page have become so negative toward the program that I am no longer interested in your (OPINIONS).

I am not sure what has happened lately but along with C. Low, the local coverage has been impossible to read...

6MillionDollarPumpkin writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

So, if he is a good player we should keep him correct??? You sir, are STUPID!!!! Someone call the Stupid police, we have our first inmate of the day!!!! STUPID!!

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to gatorhator4eva:

what are u talking about?who is talking about punishment? he will be punished by the law, why does the team need to punish him? that should be lesson enough. they will find him $1200-3000 and he will have to comply with the courts orders, which wil be classes and to stay out of trouble for a year. last time i checked, college had alot of kids drinking alchohol. people make mistakes. so your going to ruin a kids career, over one mistake. i smell a troll or one of the people i was just referring to, too sensative. good thing dooley is a lawyer, im sure he knows.

Troll?? Sorry, but that part is wrong. Too sensitive?? Just because I have a different opinion than you, that makes me a troll or too sensitive?

So you don't think that CDD should do anything about this?? These kids are supposed to represent UT and I don't think he lived up to the expectations that go with that. The courts can handle the legal part, but CDD needs to handle the part where Raulston failed the team, the school and it's fans.

jimr07 writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Not so fast, my friend.

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

Not so fast, my friend.

no, TJ, this gives KNS at least a week of bashing the program. They love stuff like this.

Volumnus writes:

Don't get so riled up, it is not like he was doing anything wrong! He was just drinkin' and drivin' drunk, ALLEGEDLY, it ain't like he was missin' car payments, heck that is serious stuff! Geezum, I never thought I would live to see the men's athletic program in such a mess. Thank you Mr. Hamilton.

HallowedHill writes:

The attitude that kicking kids off the team at the first offense is offensive and I doubt these people are parents (or at least good parents). Is the Vol for Life program just a joke or are we really trying to make a difference in players' lives? This sounds like a great teaching opportunity.

GO VOLS!

orangeman1 writes:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

I dont expect Dooley to do too much to punish him given his past punishment for players. A suspension wouldnt be much of a punishment for this guy anyway. I definately dont think he should be kicked off the team for this though. BUT I can say that Dooley and folks preaching this whole "changing the culture" at UT is just lip service. He is doing what most programs are doing when it comes to disciplining players. Again, I'm not saying him or every kid that gets in trouble get kicked off, but does anyone really believe Dooley has been tough on anyone that got in trouble this year?

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to HallowedHill:

The attitude that kicking kids off the team at the first offense is offensive and I doubt these people are parents (or at least good parents). Is the Vol for Life program just a joke or are we really trying to make a difference in players' lives? This sounds like a great teaching opportunity.

GO VOLS!

H-H
Good points about the chance to teach and the VFL program. Guess that would be a good choice to try to correct this situtation.

If he stays out of trouble, it was worth the effort, if not, then he can be dealt with accordingly.

You brought a good take on this, definitely changed my mind.

TommyJack writes:

in response to jimr07:

in response to PharmDVol:

Kick him off the team. We've got a great QB right now and will have another one (Worley) to groom for the future. DUI's are no joke and it may send a message to any young men who consider making these types of idiotic decisions in the off season

Not so fast, my friend.

no, TJ, this gives KNS at least a week of bashing the program. They love stuff like this.

a fair point, Jim

subdoc32 writes:

Well, for starters if your in the Navy and you get a DUI then you get seperated from the Navy. Yes, we take it that serious. So to say "you shouldn't ruin this kids career" is BS. He ruined his career when he made a stupid decision like drinking and driving. Yes, there is a double standard with athletes and we all know it. But on the flip side regular students are not putting 102,000 people in the stands for $50 a ticket(just guessing on price). That's $5 million a game. Blackmon for Ok State got 1 game suspesion for his DUI, why do you think that is. Because he's their star WR. This Raulston kid screwed up and he should be punished, by the law and the university. Dooley will do what the Athletic Department tells him to do because the politics take precedence. How many Congressmen and Representatives have gotten DUI's or even worse, yet these idiots are still getting elected. All of you "sea lawyers" should let the university handle it the we they seem fit. If you don't like the way Hamilton handles things then I suggest you become the AD and you can do whatever you want. Until then shut up and just watch the games!!!! GBO

us43137415#376444 writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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DID IQ LEVELS JUST DROP ABOUT 200 POINTS?

The kid's name is on the police report. His address is on the police report. His job (student athlete at UT) is on the police report. Mike Hamilton cannot neither erase, block or otherwise change that information, nor can he request it.

Police reports are open records to the public (which includes the news media).

How the heck are you going to keep it out of the news media, Bubba?

YOU'LL BE THE FIRST ONE YELLING ABOUT A COVERUP IF IT'S NOT MENTIONED.

Act locally, THINK GLOBALLY (as in outside Knoxville). There's a whole new world outside the borders of Tennessee. People who actually think before speaking.

As for the kid, everybody gets one strike and you're on probation, hoping your family and your UT friends and mentors can get you back on the straight and narrow.

Two strikes and you're out.

Which is where you should be, with a stupid, idiotic comment like that.

Are there any more at home like you?

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to TheMemphisSlim:

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He will also need to throw in a hit and run to make it complete.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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You ain't right bright are you? This is all on the young MAN,not Hammy.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to DroopyDrawers:

If I had a car when I was in college, I would be under the jail. Give the kid a break. 18-22 year old kids have got to sew their wild oats.

You are right about sewing oats.But do they have to be sewn in my field? If he injured or killed a love one of yours I believe your post would be quiet a bit different.The highway is not for those that are impaired from alcohol or drugs.As a retired officer,let me tell you something.You don't want to ever have to go to someone's home and tell them their child,Mother,Father,husbsnd,wife etc will never be home again.Your way of thinking will be different.That is, if you have any compassion at all.Been there and done that.Sew all the oats you want droopy drawers,but not behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.That is not only stupid and shows a lack of maturity but infrenges on my rights.Think long and hard about that.

dgcarter43 writes:

in response to jkevingoss:

WOULD like to know what happened to the young man that was the QB for Rogers that signed also to play for the VOLS?

You can see him in the background on the sidelines if you watch closely. I don't know if he is red shirting this year or what his situation is.

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