Vol gridder arrested


Posted Jul 31, 2006


Marsalous Johnson was pointing toward some playing time in Tennessee’s secondary this fall. Then he allegedly made the mistake of pointing a toy gun at an off-duty police officer Sunday night near Monterey.

Johnson, a redshirt freshman from Smyrna, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault. Booked into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, he was released on bond Monday.

UT head coach Phillip Fulmer says he will wait until he has all of the facts before announcing what disciplinary action will be imposed. A multiple-game suspension appears likely but dismissal is also an option.

Marsalous Johnson, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback, was riding along Interstate 40 when he allegedly pointed the toy gun at a passing motorist. According to The Tennessean, the motorist happened to be Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Mike Hoover, who also serves as a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Vol teammate Rico McCoy reportedly was in the car with Johnson when the incident occurred but was not charged with any wrong-doing.

This is the third off-field incident involving a UT football player in recent months. Senior linebacker Marvin Mitchell was suspended after his arrest on a disorderly conduct charge at a campus convenience store. Shortly thereafter, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Raymond Henderson was dismissed from the team for what Fulmer termed “inappropriate” remarks to a young girl and her mother.


Related Stories
Marsalous ready?
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Sep 29, 2006
Vols on the rise
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Mar 29, 2007
Little Smurfs are a big plus
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Apr 10, 2007

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Rocky Top Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from InsideTennessee.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
DB Marsalous Johnson (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Smyrna HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]