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Former Vol says police "pick on football players"

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Jayson Swain had 500 yards receiving and 5 TDs in 2006 Jayson Swain had 500 yards receiving and 5 TDs in 2006

By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A former Vol is using Twitter to chime in on the latest arrests in Knoxville involving Tennessee football players.

Jayson Swain was a standout wide receiver for the Vols from 2003-2006. The Huntsville native said he's "not surprised about the brawl and police getting whooped." He went on to say it was "only a matter of time."

WRCB archives could not find any police incidents involving Swain during his UT career.

Swain became critical of some officers in the Knoxville Police Department but was complimentary of the Department as a whole.

"KPD is a good police force but has young punks who want to make name for self. It's unfortunate they sometimes players get sucked in," he said.

Swain added, "Although I've never gotten in trouble, I've seen police officers deliberately pick on football players."

The former Vol does not believe the problem of high-profile athletes getting into trouble with police is unique to Knoxville.

"Some college towns have cases with hometown police while others get along. We so happen have a issue with KPD," he stated on his Twitter account.

The problems are not the responsibility of the coaches, according to Swain. Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, and now Derek Dooley are having similar incidents happen on their watch.

"I'm not making excuses for the players but there's a problem on BOTH sides. With police and players...Let's think about this... 3 different UT coaches. Same issues. Every school is the same. Same clubs... Ask yourself what is the variable??"

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