UT punter arrested for DUI, leaving the scene

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- Another University of Tennessee football player is in trouble with the law.

Knoxville Police confirm that early Sunday morning, Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to the police report obtained by WVLT Volunteer TV Sports Overtime partner GoVolsXtra.com, KPD officers stopped Colquitt near downtown, and the red shirt junior admitted to having consumed two beers, three mixed drinks and hitting a car.

Police said Colquitt had a "strong odor of alcohol," bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and staggered when he walked.

The report said Colquitt posted bond, and was released from jail around 9:00 AM Sunday

It wasn't the first Alcohol related issue for the Vol.

The city dismissed alcohol charges against him in August 2004, but he was still suspended from the team by Coach Fulmer...

We contacted the university, but there has still been no official word on any action from the athletic department.

A statement could be made on Monday.

Since the Outback Bowl on New Years Day, eight UT football players have gotten in trouble with the law.




 
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