Approximately two months after Tennessee junior defensive tackle Alexis Johnson was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault stemming from an alleged incident with a woman in a Knoxville apartment, those charges now are reportedly going to be dropped (one with a condition), according to WBIR and other reports.
The false imprisonment charge was reportedly completely dropped on Thursday morning while the aggravated assault charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge, which could be dropped as well on the condition that Johnson doesn’t have any more legal troubles in the next six months.
Correction – no probation for Johnson. Has to stay out of trouble for six months and all charges dropped @wbir
— Mike Donila (@MikeDonila) April 21, 2016
Johnson had been enrolled at Tennessee for approximately a month when he was initially arrested. He was an early enrollee and a four-star prospect out of Fort Scott Community College. Butch Jones suspended Johnson indefinitely after his arrest, causing him to miss all of Tennessee’s spring practice.
There is no formal update to his status with the football team as of Thursday morning at 10:20 a.m. ET.