Linebacker A.J. Johnson on track to have charges from apartment party dismissed

Knoxville, TN - linebacker A.J. Johnson #45 of the Tennessee Volunteers during photo media day. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

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Knoxville, TN - linebacker A.J. Johnson #45 of the Tennessee Volunteers during photo media day. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson will have all charges wiped from his record if he completes community service and an alcohol class in the next 90 days, according to a Knox County General Sessions clerk.

Johnson agreed to pay court costs, serve 24 hours of community service and attend an alcohol class to resolve a charge of furnishing alcohol to minors. Charges of resisting arrest were dismissed on Friday.

Former Vols linebacker Dontavis Sapp and current defensive tackle Danny O'Brien resolved their charges in a similar fashion on Thursday.

Additionally, former Vols walk-on Isaac Mobley agreed to pay court costs and attend a class to resolve his underage drinking arrest. Like the others, the charge will be dismissed if he completes the requirements.

The four were among 12 current and former UT players arrested or cited after authorities broke up a noisy party at Quarry Trail Apartments off Eddington Road. Knox County Sheriff's deputies arrested or cited 24 people, the majority for underage drinking.

Most of the current players cited will appear in court later this month.

Johnson, a native of Gainesville, Ga., chose to return for his senior year of college rather than enter the NFL Draft. He has back-to-back seasons with more than 100 tackles and was an All-SEC selection in 2013.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.

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Comments » 7

jandjhome#228397 writes:

I am waiting to hear from Judge Jones

southernbelle79 writes:

Seems fair enough if these are first offenses.

I am also waiting to see what CBJ will impose for breaking team rules and bringing negative publicity to the program and UT. Has that been announced somewhere else?

cltvol writes:

faith restored in UT sports management of out of line local fuzz

atnvol#283282 writes:

"out of line local fuzz".....that was hardly the case...they did not make arrests until their third return trip...more than fair...doing their job trying to keep the peace.

cltvol writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

"out of line local fuzz".....that was hardly the case...they did not make arrests until their third return trip...more than fair...doing their job trying to keep the peace.

was tongue in cheek comment,,referring to days gone by when utsports had more sway in how these situations were handled and kept under the radar

Plasticman85 writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

"out of line local fuzz".....that was hardly the case...they did not make arrests until their third return trip...more than fair...doing their job trying to keep the peace.

One of the return trips by cops had nothing to do with the party the football players were at. It was. Due to another altercation at a different party

smifrat5150#1440900 writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

"out of line local fuzz".....that was hardly the case...they did not make arrests until their third return trip...more than fair...doing their job trying to keep the peace.

Lighten up Francis!

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