Tennessee Football Players Involved In Bar Fight, One Arrested

The Curse of Phil Fulmer lives! Somewhere between "seven to 10" Tennessee football players were involved in a massive barfight at Bar Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennesee on Friday morning, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press's Wes Rucker. The fight began with one patron getting into with a group of men, and then spilled into the street where an off-duty police officer was swept into the melee and knocked unconscious. The single patron attacked by the group of men identified by the bar owner as Tennessee football players ended up at UT Medical Center that night. That there were not more casualties is miraculous, since early descriptions of the barfight sound like something from a bouncer's worst case scenario manual: 

"All the security then rushed in and were trying to break it up. My husband saw them picking up bar stools and starting to swing them. We got them out the door with security...All they said was these several gentlemen just started beating the tar out of this one," she said. "There was blood. There was ripped shirts. It took pretty much all my security to get them out."

Only one Tennessee player has been identified as a participant: freshman WR Da'Rick Rogers, who has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The other alleged brawlers are all under investigation at this time, and no names have been released. 

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