Tennessee CB Bryce Thompson Arrested on Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Charge

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Tennessee defensive back Bryce Thompson (20) returns a kick in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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Tennessee Volunteers sophomore Bryce Thompson was arrested Saturday night and charged with misdemeanor domestic assault, according to Chris Low of ESPN.

Brett McMurphy of Stadium noted Monday morning that Tennessee has suspended Thompson indefinitely. 

Per the police report, Thompson threatened a woman on campus and told her he would "slap the s--t out of you." Another witness told authorities that Thompson threatened to "shoot up the school."

The woman, who Thompson has been in a relationship with for the past four years, also told police Thompson "has a bad temper and has punched walls during past arguments."

She told police they had been arguing after she found someone else's fake eyelashes in his room, per Mike Wilson of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

According to Low, "When University of Tennessee police officers arrived on the scene, they reported Thompson was 'extremely upset and agitated' and that a metal gate had been detached from its hinges, damaging a wall."

One of the witnesses told police he heard both threats made by Thompson and "a loud crashing sound, presumably when the gate was ripped off," per Wilson.

Thompson denied threatening the woman or making physical contact with her and was released on $3,000 bond. Under Tennessee law, causing a person to "reasonably fear imminent bodily injury" is grounds for arrest.

Thompson was a freshman All-American last season, registering 32 tackles, three interceptions and a sack.

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