Tennessee Volunteer Football Players In Hot Water After Bar Brawl

Chase SummersCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 31:  A young female Tennessee Volunteers fan watches the play on the field during the Chick-Fil-A Bowl between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Virginia Tech beat Tennessee 37-14.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Six University of Tennessee football players have been questioned by Knoxville police after a bar brawl that took place early this morning.

John Brown, Matthew Milton, Denarious Moore, Darren Myles Jr., and Da'rick Rogers were the players in question.

Two of them were arrested and released after posting bond and have been charged with assault.

The brawl left a police officer unconscious . He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover fully.

This will land a serious blow to the Tennessee football team if these players are suspended. Three of these players were likely starters, and Rogers was expected to contribute greatly to what looks to be a lamentable passing attack.

Unfortunately this is not a new issue with Tennessee, which has a history of arrests and players with less than stellar morals . In fact, Darren Myles Jr. was arrested a few months ago in an incident after Tennessee's spring game.

Coach Derek Dooley has been informed, although he was out of town.