Tennessee LB William Mohan Arrested, Suspended From Football Team

Tennessee linebacker William Mohan has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest over the weekend, a university spokesperson confirmed to Knox News, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Mohan was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday morning in South Knoxville. He faces an aggravated felony domestic violence charge after he allegedly assaulted a woman, according to online court records.

“We are aware of the recent arrest of football student-athlete William Mohan,” a Tennessee spokesperson said in a statement. “He was immediately suspended indefinitely from all team activities.”

The Brooklyn native played 12 games last season for the Vols, mostly on special teams. Mohan, 20, had nine tackles. Mohan was traded to Tennessee from Michigan ahead of the 2021 season.

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Police responded to a call around 6 a.m. Sunday in South Knoxville. A woman, identified as Mohan’s girlfriend, said Mohan was verbally and physically aggressive during the encounter, including grabbing her by the throat multiple times, according to online court records.

The woman had invited Mohan to her apartment, but realized he was inebriated when he arrived at her apartment with a “large, almost empty bottle of liquor”, according to court records.

Mohan tried to initiate sex, but the woman denied his advances and he got angry, she told officers.

The report says Mohan called the woman derogatory names and grabbed her face and started choking her. She said she asked Mohan to leave but he stood on the bed and refused to leave.

The woman told police she grabbed a knife from the kitchen and went back into the room to tell Mohan to leave. Instead, she said, he again grabbed her by the throat and took the knife, severing her hand in the process.

Mohan left the woman’s residence but returned, knocking on the door and calling repeatedly until she let him in, the woman told police. Mohan ended up passing out in the living room and the woman called numbers on Mohan’s phone to take him home, according to court records.

Mohan was not at the scene when police arrived and officers issued a warrant for Mohan’s arrest.

Knox News reporters Liz Kellar, Sarah Riley and Tyler Whetstone contributed to this report.

Mike Wilson covers University of Tennessee athletics. Follow him on Twitter @ByMikeWilson.

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