The postgame celebration for two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football players got out of hand and led to their arrests early Sunday morning.
Redshirt freshmen Wes Dothard and Briant Henry were arrested by UTC police at 3:43 a.m. - almost seven hours after the Mocs' win Saturday over Eastern Kentucky - at Boling Apartments.
Both players are under 21 years of age and alcohol was found in their apartment, according to the arrest report.
Dothard, a backup linebacker who had four tackles against EKU, was charged with tampering with evidence for throwing several bottles of alcohol through a bedroom window when the police arrived. He was also charged with disorderly conduct for refusing to cooperate with the police, according to the report.
Henry, a backup safety who plays primarily on special teams, was charged with possession by a minor and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for giving the alcohol to Dothard.
According to the report, Henry was cited, but not arrested, for underage drinking on Aug. 28.
Mocs coach Russ Huesman said Sunday afternoon that he is aware of the arrests but hasn't yet talked to the police. He said he'll know more today and comment on the players' status then.
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