Tennessee DL Alexis Johnson suspended from team after arrest

Thursday February 18th, 2016

Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson has been suspended from the team after being arrested and jailed on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports

The arrest is the second in two days involving Tennessee football. On Tuesday, former Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder, 23, was arrested in connection to a child sex sting.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office website did not list the charges brought against Johnson, but confirmed he had been booked into jail. 

Former Tennessee OL Mack Crowder arrested in child sex sting

The Tennessee athletic department told the Associated Press that Johnson had been suspended after the team became aware of the incident, but did not provide further detail.

Johnson, who is listed on the Tennessee roster at 6'4", 295 pounds, has not yet appeared in a game for the Volunteers after transferring from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College in December. In two years at Fort Scott, Johnson logged 87 total tackles and 25.6 tackles for loss, with 8.5 sacks his sophomore season.

- Erin Flynn

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