published Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

UTC Mocs' Muhasibi Wakeel, Keyon Reed arrested for assaulting officer

 Chattanooga defensive tackle Keyon Reed
Chattanooga defensive tackle Keyon Reed
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga linebacker Muhasibi Wakeel and defensive end Keyon Reed were arrested after an altercation with UTC police late Sunday night at Boling Apartments.

Wakeel was arrested at 11 p.m. Sunday and charged with assault of a police officer and disorderly conduct -- both are misdemeanors. Reed was arrested early Monday morning and charged with assault of a police officer.

Both were redshirt sophomores in the 2012 season.

According to the UTC arrest report, Reed spent Sunday night at Erlanger hospital, where he received treatment for "any mental issues or overdose." The report stated that Reed had marijuana in his system.

Mocs coach Russ Huesman, who is in Nashville for the American Football Coaches Association convention, is aware of the incident. He said through a UTC spokesman Monday that he would not comment until he had more information. Both players have been suspended indefinitely, pending an investigation.

According to the UTC and Hamilton County arrest reports, campus police were called to Reed's apartment by his girlfriend, who told police that he was "acting strangely" and had locked himself in his bedroom.

Reed eventually stepped outside with the officers and "became very violent and physically resisted officers' attempts" to control him.

When one of the officers attempted to use a taser on Reed, Wakeel "assaulted" the officer "by tackling him and shoving him."

According to the report, Wakeel's interference caused "the entire incident to escalate."

Wakeel played in all 11 games this past season, primarily on special teams. Reed played in five.

Reed also was arrested in September 2011 and charged with domestic assault. He missed three games while suspended before the charges were dropped.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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