Volunteers Have ‘Moved On’ from Charged Cornerback

Why does it seem like every summer there is some kind of story about a college football player allegedly committing sexual assault or rape? Last season, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was at the height of sexual assault allegations.

This may have something to do with him being a Heisman trophy winning QB on a defending national champion team, but that is besides the point.

Now, the Tennessee Volunteers have distanced themselves from a former cornerback that was indicted on rape charges.

According to College Football Talk, Michael Williams, a Vol defensive back, and former UT linebacker A.J. Johnson were indicted by a Knox County grand jury on aggravated rape charges. Both of the men were suspended from the team after the allegations came to light back in November. Now, after the charges have been laid down, the Vols are working to “move on” from the entire situation.

This comes directly from Tennessee spokesperson Jason Yellin, who told the Associated Press on Monday: “We’ve moved on” and that Williams had been kicked off the team permanently. The rape allegations came from a 19-year-old Tennessee freshman who said she had been assaulted at a party following the team’s win over Kentucky and that the encounter lasted forty-five minutes.

To make matters worse, the Vols suspended wide receiver Von Pearson back in April for allegations in a separate rape investigation. These kinds of situations are tough to deal with and they can only get messier. They have moved on from one former player, let’s just hope that Pearson doesn’t have to suffer the same fate.

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