Expelled state lawmaker, Jeremy Durham, escorted from UT football game

Jeremy Durham leaves the Capitol on September 13, 2016 shortly before lawmakers held a vote to expel him. (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Rep. Jeremy Durham, who earlier this month became the first lawmaker expelled from the Tennessee General Assembly in 36 years, was escorted from a University of Tennessee football game on Saturday after getting into an altercation with a Florida fan.

The Tennessean reports that Durham was sitting next to Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown at the game. Kelsey said he didn’t see the incident but confirmed Durham was asked to leave in the third quarter.

David Williams, the son of former Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams, told the paper he saw Durham turn around and “basically smack” the Florida fan, knocking sunglasses from his head.

A Blount County sheriff’s deputy escorted Durham from the stadium. University of Tennessee police say that no report was filed.

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