Tennessee suspends Alexis Johnson after Wednesday arrest

Nick Bromberg

This is not a good stretch for Tennessee.

Defensive lineman Alexis Johnson was suspended by the team Wednesday night after he was arrested. He was in a 12-hour hold in the Knox County Jail in Tennessee.

"We are aware of the report concerning Alexis Johnson," a spokesperson for Tennessee told the Tennesseean. "He has been suspended from all football activities. We will have no further comment at this time."

As of Thursday morning, Johnson was listed as an inmate on the Knox County Jail site, however there were no details regarding charges or anything else with his mugshot.  Per a report, he was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

He reportedly was involved in an incident with a woman who he used to date. He was in a room with her on Sunday and was violent and prevented her from leaving.

Johnson transferred to Tennessee after the 2015 season. He played two seasons for Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, and according to Rivals was a four-star prospect.

Former offensive lineman Mack Crowder, who made starts over the course of the last two seasons, was arrested Tuesday on allegations he sent lewd pictures to who he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Tennessee is also facing a lawsuit from multiple women alleging that the university helped create a culture that enable sexual assault. Part of the lawsuit alleges teammates assaulted a former teammate after an alleged sexual assault, though no incident report of the assault allegation has been made public.

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