Here is the AP report on the Tennessee Volunteer bar brawl at Bar Knoxville.
AP: University of Tennessee incoming freshman receiver Da’Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and six other people were being questioned by police after a brawl at a bar near the Knoxville campus early Friday.
Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk told The Associated Press that Robert Capouellez, an off-duty Knoxville officer who tried to break up the fight at Bar Knoxville, was being treated for a head injury after being knocked unconscious.
DeBusk said the officer was hit in the head, knocked to the ground and then kicked several times. It was not clear who hit the officer.
Another bar patron also was taken to a hospital, though the extent of that person’s injuries were not clear.
DeBusk said police would not release the names of the others detained until they were charged, but said some of them may also be associated with the Vols football program.
The 18-year-old Rogers, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Calhoun, Ga., was among Volunteers coach Derek Dooley’s first signing class. An officer at the Knox County Detention Center said Rogers was at the center but had not been booked as of Friday morning. It was not clear if he had an attorney. ENTIRE AP REPORT FOLLOWS BELOW