Tennessee freshman quarterback Jauan Jennings “could face criminal charges” stemming from “an alleged incident at a graduation party,” according to a Wednesday story from The Murfreesboro Post in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
“Jennings allegedly assaulted an Oakland graduate, and after damaging the car the teen was driving, took valuables from inside,” according to the story, which doesn’t provide any further details of the date or location or any other specifics regarding the incident.Tennessee athletics spokesperson Jason Yellin told GoVols247 on Wednesday afternoon that UT was “aware” of the situation.
“We are aware of an alleged incident and are awaiting further facts from a fact-finding body,” Yellin said.
A 6-foot-4, 202-pound freshman from Murfreesboro Blackman High School, Jennings enrolled at Tennessee in January and participated in spring practice, rushing for 58 yards — including a 45-yard touchdown — in the Vols’ Orange and White Game in Neyland Stadium.
Jennings was the nation’s No. 167 overall prospect and No. 6 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the industry-generated 2015 247Sports Composite, and he was the nation’s No. 89 overall prospect and No. 5 dual-threat quarterback prospect in 247Sports’ 2015 recruiting rankings.