Alexis Johnson cleared by Tennessee discipline committee

Nick Bromberg
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Suspended Tennessee defensive tackle Alexis Johnson’s attorney says his client has been cleared by the school’s judicial panel of conduct violations.

According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Johnson is still currently suspended from the football team. He was suspended in February after an arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment.

Gregory P. Isaacs confirmed the ruling to the News Sentinel on Thursday, adding that he was pleased with the results, but declined to comment further.

Johnson was allegedly involved in an incident with an ex. The two were “play fighting” and the actions then allegedly became more than that when he put his hands on her throat.

Johnson agreed to a deal with the district attorney’s office earlier this spring on a reduced charge of domestic assault regarding the incident.

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The domestic assault charge was set to be dismissed after six months without terms if Johnson did not get into any further trouble. The agreement was announced April 21, so the charge would be dismissed around the same time in October.

The junior college transfer hasn’t played a down or practiced with Tennessee. He signed with the school after transferring from Fort Scott Community College. Johnson was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016.

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