UT football player arrested in Florida after altercation with officer
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A University of Tennessee football player has been arrested in Florida after an altercation with a police officer.
Kenneth George, 22, a redshirt junior defensive back who saw limited time on the field for the Vols last season after transferring from Trinity Valley Junior College, was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach.
He is charged with battery of a police officer, resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct.
According to the arrest report, George was in the area where police were trying to arrest a combative prisoner. Officer Denny Hernandez arrived to assist those officers and said he asked George to get out of the street and away from the violent arrest.
Officer Hernandez said George punched him with a closed fist and knocked his police radio out of his hand.
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