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Tennessee lifts DL Alexis Johnson’s suspension

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The Tennessee Volunteers are looking to make a big impact in the SEC this year as they have a good set of talented players on both sides of the ball. They will get one talented player back soon after defensive lineman Alexis Johnson’s suspension was lifted.

It was reported on Thursday that Johnson, who was suspended following charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment of his ex-girlfriend. The false imprisonment charge was dropped and the school’s student judicial panel founded that the conduct charges against were unfounded.

Head coach Butch Jones announced that Johnson was no longer on suspension and he would be able to return to the team soon. He did not expound on Johnson’s October court date, where the assault charge could be dropped.

“That’s between Alexis and myself, and our administration and our football program, the expectations with him and his family,” Jones said following Thursday’s practice. “They understand the expectations. He’s really only had a couple weeks in our program, so we have to get to know him.”

Alexis Johnson was the No. 3 defensive tackle coming out of junior college in the 2016 class and he should be a big part of their defensive scheme this year.

During his career at Fort Scott Community College recorded 87 tackles, 25.5 for loss, and 10 sacks. He should be a big part of their defense for the upcoming season and the future.

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