Tennessee defensive lineman Ryan Thaxton was reportedly arrested late on Sunday night. The charges are serious.
Thaxton, a former three-star recruit, was reportedly arrested shortly after 8 p.m. E.T. He was arrested on charges of domestic assault and false imprisonment, according to reports.
The Vols' defender allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a room and refused to let her leave.
Tennessee insider Jimmy Hyams has the details.
"Tennessee 2nd year football player Ryan Thaxton was arrested Sunday at 8:23 PM and and charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment of his girlfriend, per arrest report. Report says Thaxton pushed and forced girl into his room and refused to let her leave. Bond: $1500," he reports.
The Knoxville News has confirmed the report. Online police records show the details.
From the report:
Records state Thaxton, a second-year defensive lineman, pushed his girlfriend toward his room when she refused to accompany him to his dorm. Thaxton then carried her inside the dorm room, where an argument took place, and he blocked the door when she attempted to leave, according to records.
The episode occurred at approximately 8:23 p.m. ET Sunday.
Thaxton is scheduled for a July 23 arraignment on both counts.
Tennessee has yet to release an official statement. Stay tuned.