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UT players arrested after huge house party

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AJ Johnson: one of the players arrested
AJ Johnson: one of the players arrested.

Two current Tennessee Volunteers football players were arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest after a house party, reports ESPN.

Linebacker AJ Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien were taken in to custody along with former Tennessee player Dontavis Sapp. 

The police received a complaint about a loud party at the apartment belonging to Sapp and from that the charges were dished out. 

Johnson, a first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection, was charged with purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest.

The 22-year old was Tennessee's leading tackler in 2013 with 106 on the season. He also recorded 8.5 tackles for a loss and three passes defended on the year, and elected to come back to the Volunteers instead of declaring for the draft a year early.

O'Brien was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol.

He is another with NFL ambitions and was a four-star prospect coming out of high school. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he recorded 12 tackles, with three for a loss.

Sapp ended his college career by starting 12 games and making 66 tackles. He holds hopes if being a late round draft pick in May.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones released a statement, saying that he's aware of the situation and that they are gathering all the facts.

"We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken," he said.

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