Order of protection was taken out against Yemi Makanjuola

Tennessee center Yemi Makanjuola (0) plays keep away from Florida center Patric Young (4) at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee center Yemi Makanjuola (0) plays keep away from Florida center Patric Young (4) at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

An 18-year-old nursing student obtained an order of protection against departing University of Tennessee men’s basketball player Yemi Makanjuola, who was released from his scholarship Saturday.

The UT student claimed Makanjuola held her down and attempted to have sex with her on Feb. 15. The woman was granted a temporary order of protection on Feb. 19, according to Knox County Fourth Circuit Court documents.

Makanjuola, 20, agreed to the final order of protection on April 4, which prohibits the sophomore center from making any contact with the student.

He is transferring after averaging 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.0 minutes over a 57-game, two-year career.

UT athletic department spokesperson Jimmy Stanton said on Monday that Makanjuola is enrolled at UT and the university was made aware of the incident at the time of the allegation.

“Yemi and I came to a mutual agreement that it would be in his best interest for him to get a fresh start with a new program,” UT coach Cuonzo Martin said in a news release Saturday. “Yemi is leaving Tennessee on good terms. He’s respected by his teammates and coaches, we all appreciate the work he’s put in during his time here and I’m confident that he’ll be successful.”

According to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk, Knoxville Police responded to the initial incident before handing the case off to the University of Tennessee Police Department.

A follow-up case report from UTPD obtained by the News Sentinel on Monday states the complainant was informed on Feb. 20 that “based on the evidence at hand” the Knox County assistant district attorney general was “not going to pursue the matter further.”

No formal charges were ever filed against Makanjuola.

The final order of protection is a binding agreement between the two parties involved. It states that the court makes no finding of fact and there have been no hearings or testimony.

As a sophomore at UT, Makanjuola averaged 1.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 29 games. After appearing in the season’s first 28 games, the Lagos, Nigeria, native did not play in four of the Vols’ final five outings.

Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men’s basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn

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Ayres_Hall writes:

How about that????

FearlessFreep writes:

He should at the least have been suspended on February 19.

voloffaith writes:

Wouldn't call that on good terms and having the respect of teammates...unless this was not known to them as not public knowledge at that time. Coach might have known of accusationand and after discussion ,with now departed player, that he would no longer be retained. Martin might not have been able to comment on subject as again not public info. Bye Bye yemi and that respect that many said they had for you and VFl is all gone if this is all true.

8inarow writes:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

Marlette, I'm not surprised that someone who lies about being a Marine would be a fan of gymnastics. I'll bet you have your own scorecards at home. Is it the outfits those guys wear or terms like "pommel horse" that captivate you?

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

This is the kind of guy that makes you wonder what is wrong with some people? Mentally unstable and needing attention. Scary world today.

jt45 writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

Gators Gymnastics huh,,,now thats funny !
Congrats to the gators Gymnastics team.LOL !Ha Ha
He He LOL! Swamp lizards doing backflips, who would have thunk it ? Thanks for the laugh.

papavol writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

You should know that ESPN held a competition to see what city would officially be known as "Titletown". There were quite a few cities in the running. Knoxville was on the list, Gainesville was not. The city that won was Valdosta, GA (spent 6 years there) for its HS & College football winning tradition.

I guess that Gainesville is considered "titletown" in yours (and dillusional gator fans)very own dream worlds.

But congrats to the gators and their recent championship which is probably a huge deal to them and the rest of the gymnastics viewing world.

kevin151 writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

You need a hobby.....

claiborneh writes:

Sounds like Martin had a good excuse and save face to cut a scholarship as he was two over. Stokes can't go to the NBA. The "suspense" is a joke. He is not even on many NBA boards. There is still one scholarship over and Martin is going to have to renege on a kid.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to claiborneh:

Sounds like Martin had a good excuse and save face to cut a scholarship as he was two over. Stokes can't go to the NBA. The "suspense" is a joke. He is not even on many NBA boards. There is still one scholarship over and Martin is going to have to renege on a kid.

He doesn't have to go to the NBA to go pro.

bUTch_please writes:

I guess I missed it. When did they change the name "autofell*tio" to "Florida Gymnastics"? I mean, it makes sense because they're so good at it, but trophies? This is getting out of hand (pardon the pun).

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

^^^^Inflatable girlfriend alert^^^^

cheetah-vol writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

I guess that's why you only had 10,000 people show up for your Spring football game (lowest attendance for all of the SEC schools). Your fans were all more interested on how your gym team did instead of your football program. Wow.

xanga writes:

in response to WetumpkaThumpa:

This is the kind of guy that makes you wonder what is wrong with some people? Mentally unstable and needing attention. Scary world today.

you don't even know if its true and neither the police or DA pursed charges so go walk in front of a car dude

cheetah-vol writes:

On topic: I think this does explain some of Yemi's playing time being lessened towards the end of the season.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

little boy you are such a loser! Now, take your meds and go back to rubbing your grannies feet and get out of the basement for a few minutes.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Where's all that love for Yemi now?? Great guy just turned into creepy weirdo guy..Good riddance..

Olcrow writes:

in response to 8inarow:

In more positive news, TitleTown put another trophy in its overloaded National Championship Case when the Gators Gymnastics Team won on Saturday in LA.

There are only 5 schools in the country who have won this title, 3-from the SEC. UF, bammer and ga. The others are Utah and ucla.

I know you all will send your congratulations to UF for another fine accomplishment.

If you ever catch Olcrow following Gymnastics,other than when watching the Olympics or on a rival's website please stick a fork in me,I'll be done and not in my right mind.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

Not good news about Yemi.

Good news is papa Vol shedding the light on the "titletown" troll. That's interesting.

The troll made up the name to pacify himself and his obsession for gymnastics.

Then, I see the Staff has not yet banned Wilted Flowers. It's coming.......soon we hope.

You want to read some sports news, some intelligent facts from intelligent people...
and there he is............whining and crying about the past. His obsession with Dave Hart and his never ending infatuation with Fulmer is sickly in fact.

Still waiting on the action from KNS regarding this one, plus his trolling cronies.

Olcrow writes:

Sorry I forgot... a big Congrats to them Tumbling Lizards!

lstbodeanvol writes:

in response to cheetah-vol:

I guess that's why you only had 10,000 people show up for your Spring football game (lowest attendance for all of the SEC schools). Your fans were all more interested on how your gym team did instead of your football program. Wow.

THERE WAS A JORT SALE AT WALMART..SCHEDULE CONFLICT I GUESS.....LOL

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

in response to xanga:

you don't even know if its true and neither the police or DA pursed charges so go walk in front of a car dude

Sorry X, but I think WT was referring to he Florida troll poster he was responding to and not YM.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Olcrow:

Sorry I forgot... a big Congrats to them Tumbling Lizards!

One would think jorts would be awkward attire in gymnastics??

vol98champ writes:

Now we know the real reason why we signed a 2 star 6'11" center.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to vol98champ:

Now we know the real reason why we signed a 2 star 6'11" center.

And the fact that he had no prior stalking charges..

punkin writes:

Wonder who will take him now? If he violates the OOP he goes straight to jail no matter who he plays for. It crosses state lines.

rclarkvols#224537 writes:

Anybody remember Nilo Silvan. Innocent till proven guilty

8inarow writes:

I had no idea that the Gators winning another National Championship would cause so much gnashing of tooth.

xanga writes:

in response to MooseandSquirrelVol:

Sorry X, but I think WT was referring to he Florida troll poster he was responding to and not YM.

well then If that's the case ill buy him a beer

johnlg00 writes:

in response to claiborneh:

Sounds like Martin had a good excuse and save face to cut a scholarship as he was two over. Stokes can't go to the NBA. The "suspense" is a joke. He is not even on many NBA boards. There is still one scholarship over and Martin is going to have to renege on a kid.

There may be a couple of guys who haven't gotten much playing time who might be glad to transfer for a chance to play elsewhere. This is by NO means a rare occurrence in college sports. You get no traction for an argument against Martin in this situation from me. Besides, do you not think that Martin's knowledge of Yemi's situation might have been the reason he signed Ndiaye in the first place?

johnlg00 writes:

in response to xanga:

you don't even know if its true and neither the police or DA pursed charges so go walk in front of a car dude

That guy was commenting on the Florida troll bragging on his gymnastic team, not about the Yemi situation.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to cheetah-vol:

On topic: I think this does explain some of Yemi's playing time being lessened towards the end of the season.

Perhaps, but it may have had more to do with going to the four-guard lineup which resulted in fewer minutes for a backup post player.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Where's all that love for Yemi now?? Great guy just turned into creepy weirdo guy..Good riddance..

The whole thing could have been a bit of cultural misunderstanding. That may be the reason there was no official police action taken and why the order of protection was warranted. The article said that both Yemi and the complainant were interviewed by authorities, and all parties seemed to agree to that outcome. As long as Yemi stays away from the girl, everybody is happy, though I agree that it is probably a good idea for him to go elsewhere.

67classut writes:

The student didn't turn in Yemi just for the fun of it, so it likely did happen. But we live within a broader "rule of law" that is based on evidence and in all likelihood the woman wasn't actually harmed. And do student athletes get "breaks" others wouldn't? Yes, but that is the life as we know it, everywhere, not just Knoxville. All in all, Yemi's gone and we have a guy who can at the very least, grab a few boards, hold his hands up to block a few shots and have an occasional dunk. And who knows, with his size, there is an upside.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to johnlg00:

The whole thing could have been a bit of cultural misunderstanding. That may be the reason there was no official police action taken and why the order of protection was warranted. The article said that both Yemi and the complainant were interviewed by authorities, and all parties seemed to agree to that outcome. As long as Yemi stays away from the girl, everybody is happy, though I agree that it is probably a good idea for him to go elsewhere.

Perhaps, but I've seen enough of these OOP cases to realize he was probably walking on thin ice. Stalking is so hard to convict someone over, and unfortunately many victims had OOP/stalking complaints against their attackers before they completely crossed the line. If he is not understanding cultural differences, he better darn well learn before he or she gets injured or worse.

BruisedOrange writes:

I always used to say, let me play basketball with a guy for an hour and I can tell everything about him except how he treats women.

SevenT writes:

Reminds me of a couple of years ago when the UThug Basketball players went "gang banging" with illegal guns and other stuff in the car.

Same ole, Same ole

johnlg00 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Perhaps, but I've seen enough of these OOP cases to realize he was probably walking on thin ice. Stalking is so hard to convict someone over, and unfortunately many victims had OOP/stalking complaints against their attackers before they completely crossed the line. If he is not understanding cultural differences, he better darn well learn before he or she gets injured or worse.

Oh, I agree with all of this. I'm just saying that there likely HADN'T been any real physical rough stuff, or he would have had a whole lot more than an OOP thrown at him. Unless I am REALLY wrong about his true character, I will assume he learned a valuable lesson.

tennrich1 writes:

in response to Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Check the definition of Sycophants...your usage of the term in this context doesnt fit...nice try though...just dont be recalcitrant.....

LSG410EC83 writes:

in response to SevenT:

Reminds me of a couple of years ago when the UThug Basketball players went "gang banging" with illegal guns and other stuff in the car.

Same ole, Same ole

Yeah, happened, just kind of like carrying a gun on high school property as late as Jan.7,2013 (T.J. James-UK Football) or,Sept.12, 2012 possession (Raymond Sanders, Marcus Caffey, Bookie Cobbins-UK Football), or Feb. 27, 2012 trafficking in a control substance (Ridge Wilson-UK Football) This is just to name a few of the more recent ones. It happens at every university so be careful before you start casting stones at another school before looking into your own dark closet. We can even get into some of the sex offenses of some of your former players if you want, but aint gonna go there. So why not just give it a rest. It is GREAT TO BE A TENNESSEE VOL (that is why I do not even go to other team sites) GO BIG ORANGE. CLASS OF 83

Navaloranges writes:

in response to Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

YOU WAKE UP!!

There will always be things like this that happen on campuses across the land. Blaming it on Dooley, Hart, and everybody else you don't like is idiotic and fitting for a deranged individual like yourself.

NOBODY gives a ratz arse about you and your stupid posts! Get it? YOU ARE A MENTAL CASE!

You P-O-S-E as a UT fan and do nothing but trash the UTAD, UT Coaches, UT Players, and UT fans. You are a TROLL and we ALL know it. Your sole purpose here is to give the University a Black Eye. Your posts are defamatory, abusive, and obscene, and sometimes threatening. In short, your IP address should be recorded by KNS and you should NOT be allowed to post on here. Consider yourself lucky you're allowed to spew your GARBAGE on a daily basis, because you wouldn't be if this site followed it's own rules. NOBODY agrees with you and EVERYBODY (except your other screen names and wally) thinks you need professional help.

Get over yourself, you're nowhere near as "clever" as you think. Everyone of us can sure see right through your little personal agenda.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

YOU WAKE UP!!

There will always be things like this that happen on campuses across the land. Blaming it on Dooley, Hart, and everybody else you don't like is idiotic and fitting for a deranged individual like yourself.

NOBODY gives a ratz arse about you and your stupid posts! Get it? YOU ARE A MENTAL CASE!

You P-O-S-E as a UT fan and do nothing but trash the UTAD, UT Coaches, UT Players, and UT fans. You are a TROLL and we ALL know it. Your sole purpose here is to give the University a Black Eye. Your posts are defamatory, abusive, and obscene, and sometimes threatening. In short, your IP address should be recorded by KNS and you should NOT be allowed to post on here. Consider yourself lucky you're allowed to spew your GARBAGE on a daily basis, because you wouldn't be if this site followed it's own rules. NOBODY agrees with you and EVERYBODY (except your other screen names and wally) thinks you need professional help.

Get over yourself, you're nowhere near as "clever" as you think. Everyone of us can sure see right through your little personal agenda.

N/O

Absolutely great comments. You are 100% right on about this troll, Wilted Flowers.

I've delivered the appeal to the KNS Staff to deal with this deranged individual. It's up to them to see if this is the type of individual who has any redeeming presence on this site.

Based on all his prior posts submitted, clearly he has no business being here.

To habitually submit comments which have nothing but attacks on former players ( Kremser, Glenn Ford, Majors, etc )plus the AD, on a DAILY BASIS.......yet shows no sign of letting up, well let me put it this way. I'm tired of this jerk being allowed to take up space here with his agenda..........and if the KNS condones it, then maybe they need to take me off the site instead, ( if this is to be a troll infested website. )

We don't have to have everyone agreeing all the time, but it's obvious the kids such as the Florida bandwagon fans ( 8,9, so-called titletown etc ) plus the kid who adopts U K,well...............if this is all Go Vols Extra is ever going to be, we need a new site for Vol fans.

Good seeing you here. Where's our buddy Witchy?
Always great to see the Tennessee people here who root ( not whine ) for the Vols

ReeseHallRelic writes:

in response to Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner:

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Hey, Jeffy? Could you explain how, in a basketball story, you managed to speak of everybody EXCEPT anyone connected to the basketball program?

Dooley. Clear. Rogers. Lane.Sunseri.

And, somehow, it's the Athletic Director's liability for not having disciplined a player that caused this problem? The matter was adjudicated in court; internal team discipline would be of no consequence whatsoever.

And, if you bothered to study the FSU mess, even the FSU president -- who despised Hart -- said Hart's dismissal had nothing to do with the cheating scandal.

You really are a One-Note Johnny, and it's a very flat note at that.

iowavol writes:

Nothing to see here. Move along....

pcorange writes:

Looks like he got off pretty easy to me. If the allegations are true, he should be looking at prison time.

sameolvolalum writes:

No proof folks. No evidence. Those of you pronouncing Yemi guilty are naive to the reality of such a high incidence of false charges. Claims of this nature are many times proven to be contrived, as it's an easy way for a person to "get even" (male OR female initiated) for one reason or another. Who among you finger pointers knows the prior contributing factors involved? The truth of the matter is you just don't know. That's why we have a court system; flawed as it may be. As for those of you taking that pathetic gator troll's bait hook line and sinker......re-posting that sociopath ten times so far; here's a news flash, sports fans: The best way to get rid of these nuisances is to suggest removal and thereafter don't respond. Ignore them. Whatta' concept! Are you strong enough to hold back the urge to dispense with those "clever" quips you consider to be so brilliant?

stevefrommemphis writes:

Someone posting as "candyland" at 3:02 p.m. on April 20 on the original Yemi story mentioned the order of protection. It appears that KNS followed up on the tip from a poster.

decades_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to Johnny_Aint_No_Del_Shofner:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Looks like Mr. Hart may need an Order of Protection from Johnny Ain't No.

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

No proof folks. No evidence. Those of you pronouncing Yemi guilty are naive to the reality of such a high incidence of false charges. Claims of this nature are many times proven to be contrived, as it's an easy way for a person to "get even" (male OR female initiated) for one reason or another. Who among you finger pointers knows the prior contributing factors involved? The truth of the matter is you just don't know. That's why we have a court system; flawed as it may be. As for those of you taking that pathetic gator troll's bait hook line and sinker......re-posting that sociopath ten times so far; here's a news flash, sports fans: The best way to get rid of these nuisances is to suggest removal and thereafter don't respond. Ignore them. Whatta' concept! Are you strong enough to hold back the urge to dispense with those "clever" quips you consider to be so brilliant?

This post is so spot on for many reasons:

1. Yemi was accused of something that led to what? A review by not 1 but 2 police agencies declining to pursue any detention. Judicial authorities found no basis for criminal charges or arrest.
2. An order of protection was granted limiting contact between the 2 parties. In the world of today, all this does is grant the request of the accuser to limit the contact between the 2 parties. No requirement to prove anything with any evidence if not challenged.
3. Most importantly to this thread and board, pay no attention to Seven T, 8inarow, etc. etc. You are playing with pigs and the only thing that occurs is you get dirty and they enjoy it.

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