Tennessee junior defensive tackle Alexis Johnson pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to WBIR and other local outlets.
Johnson was arrested and charged on Feb. 17 after an alleged incident occurred between he and a female on Feb. 14. The alleged victim has since joined the Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee as a plaintiff.
Johnson’s preliminary hearing is set for April 21.
Johnson enrolled in January as a junior after spending two seasons at Fort Scott Community College, where he totaled 8.5 sacks, 41 tackles and 12.5 TFLs in 2015. He was a consensus four-star recruit who was ranked as the top junior college defensive tackle by multiple recruiting services.