Two Vols charged after brawl

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- Two Tennessee players were charged during an early morning bar brawl that left an off-duty police officer who tried to break up the fight knocked unconscious, and more could be facing charges, police said Friday.


Incoming freshman receiver Da'Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Knoxville police said. Rising sophomore defensive back Darren Myles Jr. was charged with assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest, University of Tennessee police said.

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley dismissed Myles from the team Friday evening and indefinitely suspended sophomore linebacker Greg King and sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Walls, though it was not clear what their alleged roles were.

It was the second off-season arrest for Myles, 19. He also was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on April 18 after a disturbance at a Knoxville restaurant and nightclub.

"It is a privilege, not a right, to be a member of the University of Tennessee football team," Dooley said in a statement. "The most important responsibility of that privilege is to properly represent this institution and our supporters on and off the field. I am disappointed and in many ways embarrassed by the poor judgment displayed on many fronts by several members of our football team last night."

Three other players -- rising senior receiver Denarius Moore, transfer defensive tackle John Brown and incoming freshman receiver Matt Milton -- were detained and questioned but had not been charged as of Friday afternoon.

'Canes land lineman

Seantrel Henderson considered signing with Miami months ago. Now, he's decided to play for the Hurricanes after all.

The top offensive lineman in the 2010 recruiting class, Henderson told Miami he plans to enroll in early August, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

The decision completes an odd week for Henderson, who was released from a letter of intent by Southern California on Tuesday, the latest salvo in the fallout following an NCAA scandal. He was released without restrictions.

Henderson did not return a call seeking comment, but updated his Facebook page to say, "It's all about The U," the Hurricanes' motto.

-- Associated Press



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