Vols' Rogers cleared

KNOXVILLE - After former Calhoun (Ga.) High School star Da'Rick Rogers' court appearance Tuesday morning, the Knox County District Attorney General's office announced that it was "unable to bring charges" from an early- morning July 9 bar fight near the University of Tennessee campus.

That incident involved some UT football players and sent two men, including off-duty Knoxville Police Department officer Robert Capouellez, to the hospital.

Rogers, a freshman wide receiver, had his resisting-arrest charge from the incident cleared Tuesday morning in Knox County General Sessions Court.

The disorderly conduct charge for Rogers, 19, also will be dismissed if he completes 16 hours of community service by Oct. 27.

"I have maintained my innocence from the moment I was arrested, and am thankful that I can finally put these matters behind me," Rogers said through a prepared statement.