KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee safety Darren Myles Jr. "faces misdemeanor charges from an incident that occurred early Sunday morning," according to a Sunday night release from the UT athletic department.
Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Department spokespeople earlier in the day said they had no information on an incident involving Myles, who is projected to start as a sophomore next season.
There was no recent record of Myles being held at the Knox County Detention Facility, either, a facility spokesperson said Sunday night.
"I am disappointed in Darren's behavior, and we are conducting a thorough investigation to determine a proper course of action," UT coach Derek Dooley said through an athletic department release. "We will continue to implement our structures to educate, discipline and support our student-athletes so that they represent the University of Tennessee with class and integrity."
No further details were available Sunday night from the football program's first known police incident since Dooley took the job in January.
Myles, a highly-regarded young prospect who played sparingly for the Vols last season - mostly on special teams - intercepted quarterback Matt Simms in Saturday's Orange and White game. Myles was also named one of the team's four "Fourth Quarter Award" winners from the recently-completed spring practice session.
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