KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee football team's arrest record remained clean for nearly five months, but that changed this weekend with the beginning of fall camp only a week away.
The Knoxville Police Department arrested Austin Johnson early Sunday morning for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The Volunteers' senior linebacker was the first player to run into trouble with the law since safety Brent Brewer was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in February.
The Knox County Detention Facility said the 22-year-old Johnson was released early Sunday afternoon after his bail was set.
"We're aware of an incident with Austin, and we are investigating it," Jimmy Stanton, UT's associate athletic director for communications, told the Times Free Press.
UT's media guide listed Johnson as a starter at weakside linebacker. The position is one of the Vols' biggest concerns entering the start of fall camp on Aug.