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Tennessee Defensive Lineman Andrew Butcher Arrested

Four-star defensive lineman Andrew Butcher, who started his freshman year at Tennessee this fall, has been arrested for public intoxication and underage drinking, according to ABC affiliate WATE. Butcher was reportedly "running around" Interstate 40 when he was spotted by police. Here's more:

Local authorities said 18-year-old Andrew Lee Butcher’s breath had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when they spotted him around 1:45 p.m.

Butcher told police he was drinking beer and underage.

Butcher is a “danger to himself and to others,” court documents said.

WATE also released Butcher's mugshot.


— Shelby Miller (@SMillerWATE) September 1, 2015

This is obviously an unfortunate start to Butcher's collegiate career. The school has yet to comment on the situation.