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Univ. of Tennessee

9 Football Players Busted

At Insane House Party Gone Wrong

2/10/2014 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nine members of the University of Tennessee football team were busted at a HUGE team rager over the weekend ... with booze, weed and FIGHTS, this according to the cops.

TMZ Sports has learned ... cops initially responded to an off-campus party in Knoxville just after midnight on Sunday morning after getting noise complaints. Cops say the party was hosted by Dontavis Sapp -- a former UT linebacker. 

Cops say they went to talk to Sapp ... but he was clearly wasted ... and they tried to take him into custody. That's when, cops say, senior linebacker AJ Johnson stepped in ... and grabbed a cop by the shoulder, in an effort to keep Sapp from being arrested.

Johnson was "pulled to the ground" by one of the cops who says the football player "continued to resist arrest by pulling away and rolling around."

Cops say .... another player, 20-year-old defensive lineman Danny O'Brien, was also hammered and combative and was taken into custody "after a brief struggle."

Cops cited 3 other football players -- Curt Maggitt (LB), Jakob Johnson (LB) and Jalen Reeves-Maybin (LB) -- who allegedly provided booze and weed to underage party guests, including:

-- Dontavius Blair (OL)
-- Dimarya Mixon (DL)
-- Justin Coleman (DB)
-- Malik Brown (DL)

The 4 players were cited for underage drinking.

A spokesperson for UT tells us ... "We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information."

"We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee and appropriate action will be taken."

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21 COMMENTS

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1.

aldz    

Criminal Record...a pre-requisite for getting in the the NFL.

65 days ago
2.

ImSoReal    

UT is the biggest drinking school in the country. Not surprised.

65 days ago
3.

mammothbeaver    

Bunch of ROOKIES!

65 days ago
4.

ainiu    

O'Brien. Is like 6'5 and weighs around 350lbs there is his neck.. He's a walking brick wall

65 days ago
5.

macknassjones    

Kids having a party with overzealous cops tryna bust ut up. Wat else is new? College guys being college guys! Wats the big f'n deal?

65 days ago
6.

Mondo    

Now hit them with sactions

65 days ago
7.

nu sox n draws    

raquel has a grand canyon of a hoo-haw!!

65 days ago
8.

Vote2012    

University of Tennesse is becoming one of the high crime troubled college football programs in the country, they don't win many games, but they are doing a good job recruiting future NFL thugs.

65 days ago
9.

Socalpimp    

Another example of racial profiling and excessive force

65 days ago
10.

jae kae    

Maggitt. Hahahaha

65 days ago
11.

Your logic has arrived    

How exactly is it racial profiling if an actual crime is being committed? Underage drinking and drugs could lead to one of these young players deaths. Would be a shame if they really did have NFL talent. O'Brien does strike me as someone who always gets racially profiled. C'mon!

65 days ago
12.

"give me a break"    

typical "monkeyshines" nothing new or shocking you get more that 2 gorillas in the same room this is what you get...what else can be expected by someone named "dontavious"...

64 days ago
13.

StopHidingBehindUrMonitor    

It's so funny how cowards go sooo hard on the Internet. Calling names and pointing fingers? Get a grip with all these CRACKERS going around shooting up places...I think the word thug belong to you all now...lol

64 days ago
14.

Mike    

TMZ is a piece of ****, and I hope everyone associated with that company rots in
HELL!!!

63 days ago

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