KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley has suspended safety Brent Brewer pending an investigation after police arrested the sophomore on a domestic assault charge.
Brewer was free on $1,500 bond on Sunday according to the 24-hour arrest list for the Knox County Sheriff. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reported that the 22-year-old Brewer turned himself in on Sunday morning. Dooley, in a statement, said Brewer will be barred from all team-related activities until an investigation is complete.
“Without knowing all of the facts, any domestic incident warrants a suspension from all team-related activities until a thorough investigation is concluded,” Dooley said. “We respect everyone's right to the legal process but also acknowledge a greater standard of conduct associated with the privilege of being a member of the Tennessee football team.”
Brewer played in every game for the Volunteers in 2010, notching 30 tackles, defending three passes and recovering a fumble, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
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He's the second member of the Tennessee defensive backfield to run into trouble in the last week. Safety Janzen Jackson left school to deal with personal issues.