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.
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.