University of Tennessee Starting Lineman Arrested by Knoxville Police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) - A starting University of Tennessee lineman has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Lt. Bob Wooldridge confirms Anthony Parker, 21, was arrested in the parking lot of the Sutters Mill Apartment complex just after midnight Saturday morning.

DeBusk says about 12:30 a.m., Officer Sam Henard saw Parker standing in the parking lot of the complex on Sutters Mill Lane in West Knoxville, waving his hands and yelling.

Officer Henard then arrested Parker on disorderly conduct charges and took him to the detention center where he posted a $500 bond and was released.

Parker, a junior at UT, started at left guard for the Vols in all 13 games of the 2007 season.

He had thought about entering the NFL Draft, but decided to return for his senior season next year.

There has not been any word from UT or the athletics department about any possible punishment for Parker.

Stay tuned to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.


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  • by e.beth Location: crossville on Jan 28, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    didn't you all know that tennessee football comes before all else? before academics, character, civic responsibility. as long as they can play ball everything else is swept under the rug
  • by Anonymous Location: tina on Jan 27, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    I think the team needs to change their uniforms to black and white stripes!!
  • by Grendel Location: Knoxville on Jan 26, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    There is more to this story that we aren't being told by the KPD or UT representatives. How many people have you ever seen arrested for disorderly contact for standing somewhere and waving their arms and yelling. I know it was late (or early), but being loud late at night is hardly an arrestable offense. Did he disregard a warning to become quiet or to conduct himself in an orderly fashion. (the opposite of disorderly conduct I suppose?) But then again UT recruits players on athletic ability 1st, academic 2nd, and then character is a close 5th or 6th. Do we want championships or choirboys anyway?
  • by Robert Location: Maryville on Jan 26, 2008 at 09:26 PM
    It's becoming quite apparent that something needs to be done concerning the misconduct by UT football players in off field activities. The punishments given for their misconduct is apparently not strong enough to curtail their poor choices. They are most certainly giving the team a very bad reputation. Coach Fulmer needs to make an example out of some of these players so the others will think twice before committing these foolish offences. It's certainly not fair for those players who abide by the team rules.

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