While Tennessee fans are obsessed with the coaching search, the legal process continues for former Tennessee Volunteer football players allegedly involved in an attempted robbery. The Knoxville News-Sentinel has surveillance video of the alleged robbery at the Knoxville Pilot gas station. You can read more about the plea deals unfolding in Knoxville at GoVolsXtra.
According to the News Sentinel, “Players Nu’Keese Richardson, Edwards and Janzen Jackson were charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery in the case. UT student Lynn Montmarquet also faced the same charges and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia offenses.Knoxville police officers arrested the group near campus shortly after the reported incident, and seized a pellet gun from the car Montmarquet was driving. All three players were suspended from the team. Richardson and Edwards were later dismissed by former coach Lane Kiffin. Jackson was reinstated after the charge against him was dropped. The attempted armed robbery charge against Montmarquet also was dropped, but she still faces the drug offenses.
“Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols said that a review of the evidence, including surveillance video and taped interviews, failed to show Jackson or Montmarquet had prior knowledge of a robbery attempt.”
Does the University of Tennessee’s theory of the case fit with the video evidence? You decide: