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Jurors acquit ex-Tennessee football players in rape trial

A.J. Johnson, left, and Michael Williams hug after a jury acquitted them of aggravated rape charges Friday, July 27, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Johnson and Williams were indicted on February 2015 after a woman said both men raped her during a party at Johnson's apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014. Johnson and Williams were suspended from the Tennessee football team less than 48 hours after the party and never played for Tennessee again. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Hillsboro Globe Reporter – By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

July 29, 2018

Jul 27, 2018 7:53PM  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3 ½ years ago. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for almost 1 ½ hours Friday afte...

Vols believe they can thrive amid lack of preseason acclaim

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Hillsboro Globe Reporter – STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

July 20, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee doesn't mind adopting an underdog mentality a year after the Volunteers failed to meet preseason expectations. The Volunteers have been picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Divisionby the league's media. They didn't have any first-team...

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