By WRCB Staff

KNOXVILLE (WRCB)-- UT Vols' defensive lineman and former Ooltewah standout Jacques Smith pleaded guilty to assault, Wednesday

Smith was arrested last month for allegedly knocking another student to the floor of a Knoxville bar, then hitting and kicking him.

Smith has apologized to his coaches and teammates.

Wednesday morning, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for judicial diversion. Smith also agreed to attend anger management classes.