Police report says Brewer "began to strangle" woman

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to the city of Knoxville police reports, the victim in the Brent Brewer assault case says the Tennessee safety began to strangle her after a verbal argument.

According to the report, the victim then began to yell, at which time, she says Brewer covered her mouth. The report stated the victim wanted to leave, but Brewer said no.

The police report says the victim had visible marks on both her sides, the front of her throat, her left wrist, and on both arms.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee safety Brent Brewer was arrested early Sunday morning in Knox County on a domestic assault charge.

The sophomore's bond was set at $1,500.

There are multiple reports saying that Brewer has been released, but the Knox County Detention Center told WVLT that he won't be released until 7:04 Sunday evening.

In response to the incident, Vols head football coach Derek Dooley issued the following statement:

"Without knowing all the facts, any domestic incident warrants a suspension from all team-related activities until a thorough investigation is concluded. We respect everyone's right to the legal process, but also acknowledge a greater standard of conduct associated with the privilege of being a member of the Tennessee football team."

With Brewer suspended for an unknown period of time, the Vols are currently without the services of their two starting safeties from last season. Janzen Jackson withdrew from Tennessee earlier this month to address personal issues.

In 2006, Brewer originally signed to play football at Florida State but opted for professional baseball. After four years in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, he left baseball and signed with Tennessee.

Brewer played in all 13 games in 2010, starting the last six.

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  • by Larry Location: Powell on Feb 15, 2011 at 09:59 PM
    It's time for these little boys to head to jail, like what happens in the real world. So the AD is the babysitter? How about the coach? the guy who makes the big! big! money. Bruce! Bruce! the liar, yes the man should be the head basketball coach, good example for the players, maybe even the head of UT, what a joke the guy is, he's real slick talker.
  • by Bob Location: Clinton, TN on Feb 13, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    Here we go again, do these guys not get it? Another black eye for the Vol's sports programs we can not afford. The Bruce Pearl situation is the focus on most games the Vols play on TV, and now this will be on ESPN, etc. As an alumnus I am very disappointed and embarassed that these situations continue to occur. Last year' bad behavior by athletes and coaches was a PR nightmare for UT sports, and does not look like it will stop any time soon. I think there is a lack of direction, pupose on focus in the athletic department, and I would like to see Mr. Hamilton replaced. He was not our first, or even fourth choice for AD and he has proven to not be worthy of the job. He is a "bean counter" and knows nothing about what it takes to be the AD at the University of Tennessee.


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