Jaylen McCollough during the Vol Walk ahead of a game between Tennessee and Akron at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Vols S Jaylen McCollough facing assault charges

Tennessee starting safety Jaylen McCollough is facing a felony aggravated assault charge.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said McCollough was arrested Sunday afternoon after an incident at a Knoxville apartment complex.

According to the arrest warrant, a man told police he inadvertently walked into the wrong apartment and left after apologizing to the residents. He said another man followed him out and became aggressive.

“As he was walking away, he heard footsteps behind him. He turned around at the top of the stairs approximately 30 feet from the door and was punched in the face,” read the arrest report, per ESPN. “He fell backwards down the stairs and lost consciousness.”

The victim sustained a bloody mouth and multiple missing or broken teeth, according to police.

A woman at the scene who had been helping the victim identified herself as McCollough’s girlfriend. She called him to return to the scene and police said McCollough’s right hand was bloodied and bandaged.

McCollough, a 21-year-old senior from Austell, Ga., was arrested. He was released from jail Monday morning.

A four-year starter, McCollough has 23 tackles in five games this season for the No. 6 Volunteers (5-0, 2-0 SEC).

A Tennessee spokesman declined to comment to ESPN on Monday. Volunteers coach Josh Heupel is scheduled to speak with reporters at noon ET.

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Georgia DB Javon Bullard facing DUI charge

Georgia defensive back Javon Bullard was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence and six other misdemeanors.

Bullard was booked at 4:57 a.m. ET and released on bonds totaling $4,250 at 8:30 a.m, according to campus police.

He was charged with DUI under the age of 21; failure to maintain lane/improper driving; improper turning; failure to use headlights; failure to carry or produce a license; holding a wireless device; and furnishing, purchasing and possession of alcoholic beverages as a person under 21.

The sophomore has started all four games for the top-ranked Bulldogs this season, recording seven tackles and one pass breakup. Bullard had three tackles in Saturday’s 39-22 home win Saturday against Kent State.

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Reports: Saints S Marcus Maye facing assault charge

New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday morning for aggravated assault with a firearm, NewOrleans.Football reported.

Maye’s attorney, Eric Hessler, told NFL Network that the situation involved a “motor vehicle incident.”

“Marcus vehemently denies the allegation from a motor vehicle incident, and looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out,” Hessler said.

Maye, 29, spent the past five seasons with the New York Jets, who drafted him in the second round in 2017.

He recorded 312 tackles, six interceptions and 3.5 sacks in 60 games (all starts) with the Jets.

He signed a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Saints in free agency in March that included a $6 million signing bonus and $14.5 million guaranteed.

Maye is listed as the starting strong safety on New Orleans’ official depth chart with J.T. Gray as the backup.

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Eastern Kentucky player charged with robbing postal carrier

Eastern Kentucky suspended defensive back Marquae Kirkendoll after he was charged with robbing a postal carrier in New Mexico.

He allegedly stole a key from the carrier that can be used to open mailbags and lockboxes, per court documents obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Kirkendoll, 21, transferred to Eastern Kentucky from the University of New Mexico. Another ex-Lobos player, Rayshawn Boyce, also is facing charges..

According to the records, at least one of the two brandished a firearm during the Jan. 18 incident in Albuquerque.

Kirkendoll was charged on Tuesday. A school spokesman said he was suspended from the football program on Wednesday.

A Chicago native, Kirkendoll appeared in 16 games over two seasons at New Mexico (2020-21).

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Tennessee linebacker William Mohan (18) muscles his way through the Bowling Green line during a game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

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Tennessee suspends LB William Mohan after arrest

Tennessee suspended sophomore linebacker William Mohan following his weekend arrest on a charge of felony domestic aggravated assault.

“We are aware of the recent arrest of football student-athlete William Mohan. He was immediately suspended indefinitely from all team activities,” the university said in a statement Tuesday.

Knoxville police said Mohan left the scene before officers responded to a domestic disturbance call on Saturday.

A woman told officers she had invited Mohan to her home but he arrived intoxicated. She said that when she denied his sexual advances, he grabbed her face with one hand and her throat with the other. She said she screamed and escaped his grasp and demanded that Mohan leave her bedroom, but he repeatedly refused even after she went to get a knife.

A roommate eventually convinced Mohan to leave, but the woman told police she let him back in and he passed out on the couch. At that point, she said she began calling numbers on his cell phone to find him a ride home.

Police arrested Mohan the following day. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 16.

Mohan transferred to Tennessee from Michigan before the 2021 season. He played mostly on special teams for the Volunteers and recorded nine tackles.

The Volunteers open the season at home against Ball State on Sept. 1.

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Ex-Ohio State DB Marcus Williamson facing felony charges

Former Ohio State defensive back Marcus Williamson faces felony charges including kidnapping and robbery in Tennessee.

WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, reported that a woman told police in Memphis that a man kidnapped her and stole her car last Thursday. Police identified the suspect as Williamson, 23.

According to an affidavit, the woman told police that the man, who wasn’t known to her, kidnapped her and took her wallet and phone in the incident. She said the man forced her to take him to an ATM, returned her debit card to her and instructed her to withdraw $500. He is alleged to have then forced her to exit the car, and he drove off.

Police said they spotted Williamson driving the car into a car wash the following day and arrested him. The woman identified him from a photo lineup, per the report.

As of Tuesday morning, Williamson remained incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail on $80,000 bail. He is due in court on Sept. 7.

Jail records indicate he has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping and evidence tampering or fabrication, all felonies.

Williamson played in 47 games (14 starts) for the Buckeyes from 2017-21. In his final season, he appeared in 12 of 13 games and had 27 tackles and three pass breakups.

In his Ohio State career, Williamson had 68 tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five passed defensed. He was part of four consecutive Big Ten championship teams for the Buckeyes and two teams that advanced to the College Football Playoff.

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Brother of Aqib Talib arrested on murder charge

Yaqub Salik Talib, older brother of retired Pro Bowl defensive back Aqib Talib, turned himself in to Texas authorities on Monday on a first-degree murder charge of a youth football coach.

Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, was named as a suspect after the fatal shooting of Michael Hickmon during a youth football league game Saturday night at the Lancaster (Texas) Community Park.

The Lancaster Police Department said Monday that an argument between coaching staffs turned physical, subsequently resulting in shots being fired. Hickmon was shot multiple times in the presence of children and parents, police said.

Hickmon later died at a local hospital.

“After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, taking the firearm with him,” police said.

Aqib Talib, who retired after the 2019 season, was present at the youth game when the incident occurred.

“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” Aqib Talib’s attorney told TMZ. “He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

Aqib Talib, 36, is set to be an analyst for Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” for the upcoming season. He finished his career with 35 interceptions in 148 career games (134 starts) with four teams. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

Aqib Talib shot himself in the leg in June 2016, forcing him to miss the Denver Broncos’ visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory.

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Report: Titans LB Bud Dupree gets probation for assault

Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree was sentenced to six months of probation Monday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, according to TMZ Sports.

Dupree, 29, turned himself in to authorities in February following a Jan. 2 altercation with an employee at a Nashville drugstore.

Dupree is entering the second season of his five-year, $82.5 million deal with Tennessee.

He played in 11 games (six starts) and contributed 17 tackles and three sacks for the AFC South champions in 2021.

A first-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2015, Dupree has 248 career tackles, 42.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles in 92 games (72 starts) with the Steelers (2015-20) and Titans.

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Texas WR Agiye Hall faces criminal mischief charges

Texas wide receiver Agiye Hall was arrested Thursday night by campus police for misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Travis County police records show Hall faces a Class B misdemeanor charge for damages between $100 and $750. According to the Austin American-Statesman, citing a campus police report, the damage was done to a “vehicle boot.”

Hall was suspended indefinitely by the Longhorns on Friday.

“We’re aware of the situation involving Agiye Hall, have talked with his family, and have suspended him indefinitely from all team activities for conduct that is detrimental to our program,” Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement.

Hall, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, transferred to Texas seeking a fresh start after being suspended in April by Alabama coach Nick Saban for an unspecified violation.

A four-star recruit from Valrico, Fla., Hall played in seven games for the Crimson Tide last season and had four catches for 72 yards. He had two receptions for 52 yards in the national championship game loss to Georgia.

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Cardinals RBs coach James Saxon facing battery charges

Arizona Cardinals running backs coach James Saxon is facing two counts of domestic battery linked to an alleged incident this spring.

The charges in Indianapolis include a Level 6 felony for allegedly assaulting a woman in front of a child younger than 16, ESPN reported Friday.

The alleged incident occurred May 7 and began with an argument at a Costco store and continued at the woman’s home, according to police records.

Saxon, 56, has an attorney conference scheduled for Aug. 25, at which point a trial date could be set.

The Level 6 (least serious in Indiana) felony charge carries a sentence range of six months to 2 1/2 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The second charge is a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the woman’s probable cause affidavit, Saxon repeatedly pushed her in front of two children and she fell into a garage door.

The Cardinals told ESPN on Thursday they are looking into the matter. Saxon is currently working with the team at training camp in Glendale, Ariz.

Saxon joined Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff in February 2019. He previously coached running backs for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills dating back to 2000.

Saxon played fullback in the NFL from 1988-95 with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles. He rushed for 533 yards and five touchdowns and caught 69 passes for 515 yards in 111 games (16 starts).

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