Tennessee has suspended William Mohan indefinitely after the linebacker was arrested on a domestic aggravated assault charge Sunday, WVLT first reported and a UT spokesperson confirmed to Rocky Top Insider Tuesday morning.
According to the WVLT report, Mohan grabbed a woman’s face with one hand and neck with the other after the victim denied him sex.
“We are aware of the recent arrest of football student-athlete William Mohan,” Tennessee said in a statement. He was immediately suspended indefinitely from all team activities.”
Mohan recorded six tackles in 12 games in his redshirt freshman 2021 season after transferring to Tennessee from Michigan.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker projected to be a reserve linebacker this season like he was a season ago.
Preseason All-SEC selection Jeremy Banks, former Texas transfer Juwan Mitchell, Aaron Beasley and sixth-year senior Solon Page III are Tennessee’s top linebackers entering the season and are expected to play the vast majority of the Vols’ reps at linebacker.
Behind the foursome is redshirt junior linebacker Kwauze Garland and freshman Elijah Herring.
Tennessee’s mostly avoided major arrests during Josh Heupel’s 19 months as head coach. Beasley was arrested during spring practice a season ago and Tennessee suspended him indefinitely while he went through the legal process.
Beasley eventually rejoined the team and went on to have a strong junior season after the Knoxville PD dropped the charges.
Tennessee kicks off the 2022 season on Sept. 1 against Ball State.