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Tennessee players A.J. Johnson and Danny O’Brien arrested on alcohol charges after party

Nick Bromberg
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A.J. Johnson makes a tackle against Vanderbilit. (USA Today Sports Images)

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson and Danny O'Brien were arrested early Sunday morning after a party in Knoxville.

Johnson, 22, was charged with resisting arrest and providing alcohol to minors. He was a first-team All-SEC selection at linebacker in 2013. O'Brien, 20, was charged with underage consumption after he allegedly gave officers an ID with a different name. According to police, there was a "brief struggle" while they tried to arrest him.

Former player Dontavis Sapp was also arrested.

From WBIR:

According to documents, Sapp was outside when officers responded the second time and was 'visibly intoxicated.' Reports claimed he pulled away from officers as they tried to take him into custody, and when he was on the ground, officers said Sapp continued to resist arrest.

Officers said Johnson was identified as a co-host of the party and also provided alcohol to minors. Documents showed Johnson pulled away from officers and attempted to leave the scene.

The charges that the three face are all class A misdemeanors.

80-90 people were reportedly in attendance at the party, and officers were called after a noise complaint. According to WBIR, Daniel Sola, Dontavius Blair, Dimarya Mixon, Justin Coleman, and Malik Brown were in attendance and also cited for underage consumption.

"We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said in a statement.

As a junior in 2013, Johnson had 106 total tackles, including 8.5 for a loss. After the season, he announced that he would return to Tennessee for his senior year.

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