Tennessee linebacker shot by 'random bullet,' not seriously injured

Tennessee linebacker shot by 'random bullet,' not seriously injured
Tennessee linebacker shot by 'random bullet,' not seriously injured

Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin was shot by a stray bullet in Clarksville, Tenn. early Sunday morning, but head coach Butch Jones says he was not seriously injured. In fact, Jones said Reeves-Maybin was back on campus Monday morning and attending class.

“It was just an abrasion,” Jones said, per The Tennessean. “He didn’t even need stitches. He got shot by a random bullet. It just basically grazed his arm.”

Reeves-Maybin took to Twitter to let everyone know that he was OK.

According to the Associated Press, Clarksville police were responding to reports of shots being fired at a party at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Reeves-Maybin told police he was standing in the street when someone started shooting, then he “felt a sharp pain in his arm.” He and his friends then left the scene.

He later was treated and released from the hospital.

“He’s a great individual, great character young man, so we’re just very fortunate, very blessed that he’s doing fine right now,” Jones said Monday night.

The 6-foot-1, 214-pound Reeves-Maybin made 14 total tackles as a true freshman in 2013, including a team-leading 11 special teams tackles.

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