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Tennessee beginning security inactive in opposition to No. 3 Alabama days after aggravated assault cost

Tennessee beginning security Jaylen McCollough will probably be inactive because the Volunteers tackle No. 3 Alabama Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

McCollough, a four-year starter for Tennessee, was arrested Sunday on an aggravated felony assault cost. 

The Tennessee Volunteers team running through the 'T' before the game against the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2022, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 38-33. 

The Tennessee Volunteers group working by way of the ‘T’ earlier than the sport in opposition to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2022, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee received the sport 38-33. 
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According to the arrest warrant acquired by the Knoxville News Sentinel, McCollough was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly punching a person at a Knoxville condo complicated who had by chance entered McCollough’s condo. 

“Mr. McCollough is cooperating absolutely with each the University of Tennessee and Knoxville Police Department investigations into these allegations,” McCollough’s lawyer Chloe Akers mentioned, in accordance with OutKick. “He seems ahead to a speedy decision of this matter and maintains his full innocence.” 

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The man, who reportedly mentioned he had been consuming with buddies within the condo complicated, had entered the mistaken constructing after receiving no reply from knocking. The man had apologized to the residents and had left after realizing that he was within the mistaken condo. 

He advised police {that a} man had pursued him and turn out to be aggressive. After apologizing once more and telling the person he “did not must be a (expletive) about it,” he advised police that he had been punched within the face, falling down a flight of stairs and shedding consciousness. 

The man reportedly had lacking tooth and a bloody, swollen mouth, in accordance with Knox News. 

Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball as Jaylen McCollough, #2, of the Tennessee Volunteers defends during the first half of a game at Tiger Stadium on October 8, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball as Jaylen McCollough, #2, of the Tennessee Volunteers defends throughout the first half of a sport at Tiger Stadium on October 8, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
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It’s an enormous loss to the Tennessee protection, as McCollough is tied for fourth on the roster with 23 tackles on the season. In his 4 years at Tennessee, McCollough has 148 tackles, two sacks, and three interceptions. 

The Vols will even be with out senior extensive receiver Cedric Tillman, who has been out since injuring his ankle in opposition to Akron in Week 3. 

Tennessee defensive back Jaylen McCollough (2) in action during the college football game between the Akron Zips and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. 

Tennessee defensive again Jaylen McCollough (2) in motion throughout the faculty soccer sport between the Akron Zips and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. 
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Tennessee is seeking to finish its 15-game shedding streak to Alabama. Its final win got here in 2006, a 12 months earlier than Nick Saban turned the pinnacle coach in Tuscaloosa. 

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