The Tennessee Vols are 5-0 and this is the last thing they needed to happen during this great season.,
Tennessee football defensive starter Jaylen McCollough was arrested on Sunday, per multiple reports citing the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
“Tennessee football player Jaylen McCollough, a starting safety, was arrested on a charge of aggravated felony assault Sunday, according to a Knox County Sherriff’s Office arrest warrant obtained by Knox News,” the Knoxville News reports.
According to the police report, he allegedly assaulted a man who mistakenly entered his apartment.
“The man said when he returned, he accidentally went to the wrong building. He knocked on the door but no one answered. So he opened the unlocked door and entered the apartment.
When he realized he had entered the wrong apartment, he told police he apologized and left. He said a man pursued him and became aggressive. He apologized again but also told the man he “didn’t have to be a (expletive) about it.” The pursuing man then punched him in the face, and he fell backward down the stairs and lost consciousness.”
Police then spoke to McCollough’s girlfriend, who called the football player back to the scene. McCollough arrived on the scene with a bloody bandage on his right hand and was taken into custody.
McCollough is a 4-year starter and is currently tied for fourth-best on the team with 23 tackles in 2022.
Tennessee returned home from a blowout victory over LSU 40-13. Alabama travels to Tennessee Saturday for a huge SEC matchup.