VERDICT REACHED: Two former UT football players found not guilty on all counts in rape trial
A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams were charged with raping another student in November 2014.
At around 5:30 p.m. Friday -- the jury said it had reached a verdict in the rape trial for two former University of Tennessee football players.
Both A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams were found not guilty on all charges.
The jury began deliberating at 4:10 p.m. on Friday and announced their decision at 6:00 p.m.
The defense did not call any witnesses to the stand before resting their cases minutes after the jury entered the courtroom as day five of the trial got underway.
A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams were charged with raping another student in November 2014. Both claimed they are innocent and claim the woman who accused them is lying.
The jury left the room and the judge took a recess as both sides prepared their jury instructions.