Tennessee safety Brent Brewer is back with the team and will be available for spring practice, coach Derek Dooley said today at his spring practice kickoff press conference.
Brewer, a sophomore safety, was arrested last month on domestic abuse charges. He had the charges reduced to "offensive touching," and was placed on judicial diversion, according to a statement from his attorney, Don Bosch. The charges will then be dismissed in September, according to the statement.
Brewer served a five-week suspension from all team activities, Dooley said. He said Brewer still faces "some other internal disciplinary measures," which includes a suspension from a session of summer school.
"I think it was a learning lesson from Brent, it was a learning lesson for all the members of our team," Dooley said. "It was very unfortunate what happened. I think so many people have found themselves in a position where emotions are taking over and you have to learn to just leave. Walk away and walk out, no matter what anyone does to you."
Brewer, a 22-year-old former professional baseball player, emerged as a major contributor during the second half of 2010, starting six games and finishing the year with 30 tackles.
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