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Vol DB Facing Domestic Assault Charge

Last week All-SEC safety Janzen Jackson withdrew from the University of Tennessee to deal with “very personal issues.”  Now fellow starting safety Brent Brewer has been suspended from the Vol team after being arrested over the weekend.

Good thing Derek Dooley lined up so many defensive backs on signing day.

Brewer — a sophomore Dooley converted from a baseball player to a starting footballer — was released on $1500 bond Sunday after a domestic assault charge had been filed agaisnt him.

“Without knowing all the facts, any domestic incident warrants a suspension from all team-related activities until a thorough investigation is concluded,” Dooley said via statement.  “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.”

Whether Brewer will receive a second chance like Jackson (who’s actually received more than two) remains to be seen.

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SEC Headlines – 10/28/10 Part Two

1.  Florida continues to get healthier as gameday with Georgia approaches.

2.  UF’s play-calling isn’t as predictable as many fans make it out to be.  Naturally.

3.  Here’s a breakdown of the Gators’ play calls this season.  (Kudos to The Orlando Sentinel.)

4.  Basketball season is here… the Gators open their exhibition season against Florida Tech tonight.

5.  New AD Greg McGarity is back on the Georgia side of the Georgia-Florida rivalry.

6.  With his draft stock rising, could this be Justin Houston’s last year at UGA?

7.  Bulldog basketballer Travis Leslie says he’s glad to be back in Athens.

8.  Chick-fil-A Bowl reps will be in attendance for Kentucky’s game at Mississippi State on Saturday.

9.  John Calipari’s team is going through the “growing process.”

10.  Part of that might include Josh Harrellson’s Twitter ban… which he earned by posting tweets critical of how Calipari praised him following a scrimmage.  (I’m tellin’ ya, ban ‘em all.  Every coach should ban every player from using social media.)

11.  South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore is ready to get back to work… against one of his old high school teammates who’s now at Tennessee.

12.  Steve Spurrier and his players are talking up the 2-5 Volunteers.

13.  Brent Brewer — a 22-year-old ex-baseball-playing freshman — is making a move at safety for Tennessee. 

14.  Tennessee’s basketball team is in the AP’s preseason Top 25 poll for the fifth straight year… which is a first for the school.  (If you’re wondering how Bruce Pearl survived, here’s Exhibit A.)

15.  Vandy’s offense will hope to sustain some longer drives at Arkansas on Saturday.

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