Former Vol David Oku arrested for domestic assault

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More details have emerged in the arrest of a former University of Tennessee football player. David Oku was taken to jail on Monday and has been charged with domestic assault, according to the Knox Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Oku had been living with the victim at a home on Walnut Ridge Lane since the beginning of June. Reports indicate they had been arguing over a KUB bill.

The police report states that Oku wasn't going to be pay the bill, so the victim asked Oku to leave. The report then states that Oku threatened to beat her up.

Oku then reportedly put his hand on the side of the victim's face and pushed her back before grabbing her arm and pushing her to the ground. Police said the victim had a small scrape on her knee.

Police talked to Oku on the phone and Oku said that he did push the victim to the ground.

Bail for Oku was set at $1,000.

Oku, who announced his transfer from the University of Tennessee this past spring, played in 26 games for the Vols in the 2009-10 and rushed for 268 yards.


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