Tennessee football players arrested

Associated ContentTennessee football players were arrested today, just 24 hours after Lane Kiffin bragged that no Tennessee football players were arrested on his watch. But three Tennessee football players were not only arrested, but  charged with armed robbery.

These Tennessee football players are accused of trying to rob a Pilot station, and each face three counts of attempted armed robbery charges.

This news is the worst case scenario that many feared when Lane Kiffin took over, just when things were finally looking up for the program.

The Tennessee football players arrested were wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson, and defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Hamilton. A young woman named Marie Montmarquet was arrested with the players, and faces drug charges of her own.  Read more here

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Mike EdwardsHonors: Rated as the No. 48 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com … Ranked the No. 21 overall prospect in Ohio after the 2008 high school season … Rated as the No. 21 cornerback in the 2009 class by Scout.com … Earned No. 36 ranking among cornerbacks by ESPN … Named first-team All-State as a senior … Named one of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top 40 High School Football Players for 2008 … Named 2008 All-District by the Associated Press.

Stats: Accounted for 34 tackles and five interceptions as a senior.

Misc: First football player from his high school to sign with an SEC school … Coach at Glenville High School: Ted Ginn.


Janzen JacksonHonors: Rated as the No. 17 overall prospect and the No. 2 cornerback in the 2009 class by Rivals.com … Also rated the No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana … Rated No. 15 at his position by Scout.com and No. 9 by ESPN … Listed No. 14 among defensive backs by SuperPrep … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game … Named to the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern Team … Selected SuperPrep All-America … Named Class 5A All-State by the LSWA as a senior and a junior.

Stats: Made 94 tackles and picked off five passes as a senior … Picked off 5 passes, totaled 93 tackles and blocked seven kicks as a junior.

Misc: Also a standout in track and field as a hurdler … Coach at Barbe High School: Jimmy Shaver.


Nu’keese RichardsonHonors: Rated the No. 68 overall recruit and the No. 9 wide receiver in the 2009 class by Rivals.com … Also rated the No. 14 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com … Rated No. 6 at his position by Scout.com and No. 13 by ESPN … Also ranked the No. 112 prospect in the 2009 class by ESPN … Selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120 … Named 2B Player of the Year and a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football 2008 … Also earned All-Area honors … Selected first-team Palm Beach Post All-Purpose Player … Awarded FSWA All-State second-team honors as a wide receiver his junior season.

Stats: Threw for 1,020 yards and 14 touchdowns at quarterback as a senior … At receiver caught 22 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns while adding another 234 yards and three touchdowns rushing … Finished his junior regular season with 26 catches for 452 yards and six touchdowns … Also had 274 yards and four touchdowns passing.

Misc: Pahokee High School won three consecutive state championships with Richardson on the roster … Coach at Pahokee High School: Blaze Thompson.



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SOURCE:  Associated Content

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