Police documents: Brent Brewer shoved, attempted to strangle woman

Lawyer says their review proves 'Brent is innocent of this allegation'

Tennessee defensive backs Brent Brewer and Tyler Wolf stop Kentucky tailback Derrick Locke at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. UT won the game 24-14.

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Tennessee defensive backs Brent Brewer and Tyler Wolf stop Kentucky tailback Derrick Locke at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. UT won the game 24-14.

Suspended Tennessee safety Brent Brewer retained a lawyer as part of his defense against charges filed on him over the weekend for domestic abuse.

Arrested early Sunday morning for allegations of misdemeanor domestic assault, Brewer enlisted Don Bosch on Monday as more information came to light about the incident that has left the sophomore indefinitely suspended by the Vols pending an investigation.

According to documents obtained by the News Sentinel, Brewer allegedly attacked a female in his apartment “by placing his hands around her throat” and also “shoved (her) into a wall and continued strangling her.” He was released on Sunday evening on $1,500 bail after being held for 12 hours.

In a statement from Bosch, Brewer declined further comment.

“Our initial investigation indicates Brent is innocent of this allegation,” Bosch said in a release. “He looks forward to a favorable resolution in the near future as the full facts emerge.”

Until they do, the projected starter at safety will be on the shelf for the Vols after emerging as a valuable contributor down the stretch in his first season with the program.

After shaking off the rust from four years of playing professional baseball, Brewer started the last six games of the season and was credited with 30 tackles, three passes defended and a fumble recovery.

But even before the police report emerged publicly alleging Brewer prevented the woman from leaving his apartment and stating she had visible marks on both sides and the front of her neck, left wrist and both arms, UT coach Derek Dooley had already handed down a suspension Sunday afternoon until the matter is resolved.

"Without knowing all the facts, any domestic incident warrants a suspension from all team-related activities until a thorough investigation is concluded," Dooley said in a statement. "We respect everyone's right to the legal process, but also acknowledge a greater standard of conduct associated with the privilege of being a member of the Tennessee football team."

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Comments » 98

NashvillePreds writes:

Dude....

VolunteerLifer writes:

If this is true, he can't be on the team. You can't have a guy representing the University who beats up on women. Let's hope it is shown to be not true.

GreerVol22 writes:

There is a fella over in lockup by the name of "Big Juicy" that this kid needs to meet. Seriously though, bad character breeds bad character and if true, he needs to be kicked off the team.

PlaidinOrangeandWhite writes:

Guess Dooley knew what he was doing when he signed all of these DB's in this years recruiting class.

CHITOWNVOL writes:

sounds like this is being blown out of proportion. hope Brewer gets this straightened out and is back in action for spring workouts.

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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A football player, a fan, and a troll walk into a bar..................

allvol32 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Look in the mirror and you'll see the joke...

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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A starting football player, a troll, and 100 witnesses walk into a bar........

commonman writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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I think he's refering to Jacques Smith's punishment ( or lack of )

SEC1 writes:

BRENT BREWER'S MENTOR WAS "IKE TURNER"

Gart5 writes:

in response to DC_BackByPopularDemand:

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I beg to differ. When you text someone "time to die" after getting into an argument with them, it speaks for itself. He should have been in jail and kicked off the team

Volunteer_In_Husker_Country writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You do realize that Dooley wasn't the HC when the bar situation happened? No, you don't realize that, because you are a flaming duechebag. Why don't you go troll around somewhere else? Can't you find a Saban hating website or something?

seadaddy writes:

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troll=Attention seeker

abnermc writes:

Do like Richt, Spurrier, & Meyer :suspend him for the entire month of May!!!

seadaddy writes:

in response to Lostvolinhighweeds:

A football player, a fan, and a troll walk into a bar..................

Now thats funny:)

BamaVol writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Get back in that hole DA

lmvolfan writes:

I never saw in the article where "review proves Brewer innocent" as put under title of story. It only says "indicates innocent". I guess another blunder by KNS.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to seadaddy:

troll=Attention seeker

and by all the posts he gets it works perfectly for him. This site should be renamed to CANTSTANDSABAN

GoVols025 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Pompous idiot....

GoVols025 writes:

in response to DC_BackByPopularDemand:

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Another pompous idiot...

GoVols025 writes:

Instead of Whacka Mole, let's play Whacka Troll! I see a bunch of 'em are sticking their silly heads up.

VOLtage writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Don't ever pass gas you'll blow your brains out.

tennezz writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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We all know who the joke is!!!!

tennezz writes:

in response to DC_BackByPopularDemand:

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We do not care what Rainey did or did not do! Why do you care what Brewer did or did not do?

tennezz writes:

in response to SEC1:

BRENT BREWER'S MENTOR WAS "IKE TURNER"

And yours was Tiny Tim!

brokendownoldvol writes:

A man can't just stand there and let a crazy woman claw up his face. Remember 70% of all domestic violence is started by women and over 90% of the arrests are of the men trying to defend themselves.

thevoice writes:

$1500 bail? Guess the attorney's working pro boner?

PeeEllthree writes:

in response to GoVols025:

Instead of Whacka Mole, let's play Whacka Troll! I see a bunch of 'em are sticking their silly heads up.

Don't worry. Trolls on a vol board on valentines day have the whacka taken care of.

GoVols_16 writes:

Lawyers kill me, man. “Our initial investigation indicates Brent is innocent of this allegation...”

brokendownoldvol writes:

in response to slaw_way:

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No. Just stating facts. Look it up.

PANCHO writes:

in response to brokendownoldvol:

A man can't just stand there and let a crazy woman claw up his face. Remember 70% of all domestic violence is started by women and over 90% of the arrests are of the men trying to defend themselves.

I agree with you 100%. I knew a guy whose girlfriend cut her own face to make it look like he did the crime. After thousands of dollars later, he proved otherwise and also found out that she had been in a mental hospital previously. The police were big time on her side until they had egg on their face, then they quietly disappeared.

GoVols025 writes:

in response to GoVols_16:

Lawyers kill me, man. “Our initial investigation indicates Brent is innocent of this allegation...”

Well really dude, of course he's innocent. How does a defense attorney prepare a defense for a guilty client? No fees defending a guilty client.

seadaddy writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Is that you Lady Gaga or is that you Lindsay....
looking for attention ,AGAIN?

FearThisElephant writes:

Obviously he didn't like his valentine's present. On the bright side he saved himself $60 bucks on roses today.

Every program has issues every day. Sometimes the media knows it and reports it. Sometime they don't. Slow news day here. As the keyboard turns....

OrangePride writes:

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OMG......is there no limit to what an idiot you are? The two situations have almost NOTHING in common beyond involvement of a football player. I guess when you're the coach, if any allegation is made against any player by any person under any circumstances and at any time, they are indefinitely suspended and/or kicked off the team or just put in jail. This (along with a 1000 other reasons) is why YOU do not coach ANYTHING.

lguy (Inactive) writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Words cannot express what a pathetic loser you are. You have to provoke to show what kind of "man," or in your case, "girl," you are. I'd like to see how much lower you can go, but can you answer one question -- why do you get pleasure in anonymously insulting and demeaning people and their teams and coaches -- people who actually like sports -- the same as you? You must be a psychopath. Seriously. Were you abused as a child, or are you just a moron? What a punk.

AHOUSE writes:

she's not getting roses today and he's not getting any tonight.

Orangeblood13 writes:

Any way you put it guys, stinks really

Wanted: 2 starting safety's

Can't catch a break

mbain13 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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if he's all talk then why did he suspend a player that started the last 6 games of the season idiot. he's not all talk, he's done what he's said he'll do.

lifevol writes:

Goodbye punk!! No time or energy for these types. Go Vols!!

lifevol writes:

BamaBeacher = troll... do not respond

seadaddy writes:

in response to BamaBeacher:

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Attention Seeker? Is that you Lindsay ?

CCLC writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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LOL! You've combine a couple of things there Navelorange......"Rocket Scientist" and "Brain Surgeon". What would a rocket surgeon do?
just sayin'

Salpointe writes:

in response to PlaidinOrangeandWhite:

Guess Dooley knew what he was doing when he signed all of these DB's in this years recruiting class.

Not a fair (or thoughtful) comment. How can anyone know for certain what is inside a kid when this type of behavior has never before manifested itself? All schools have these types of problems as no coach, no matter how good he or she is, has prescience.

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to SirSpanky:

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They can't. It's what KNS pays them to do.

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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VandyGrad walks into a room, sees his reflection in a mirror and is confronted with his own idiocy.

AHoffman writes:

in response to Mule_Days_King:

VandyGrad walks into a room, sees his reflection in a mirror and is confronted with his own idiocy.

When are you going to give this "troll" an enema?

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to CCLC:

LOL! You've combine a couple of things there Navelorange......"Rocket Scientist" and "Brain Surgeon". What would a rocket surgeon do?
just sayin'

If you would pull your head out of your rear, sarcasm would not be so far over it.

scvols writes:

in response to VolunteerLifer:

If this is true, he can't be on the team. You can't have a guy representing the University who beats up on women. Let's hope it is shown to be not true.

Lets get the guy some help and not turn our back on him. He can still be a good player and a good person.

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to AHoffman:

When are you going to give this "troll" an enema?

My job is only to tell VG he's full of cr*p.

How he relieves himself of the poo is his business.

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