- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokesman for the Knox County prosecutor says rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players are still being reviewed.

Spokesman Sean McDermott of District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office said ethics rules prohibit commenting on the case. The Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1uUmoa4 ) said a county grand jury recessed Wednesday without hearing the case.

McDermott said another grand jury will be empaneled in early January.

A 19-year-old woman has accused Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams of raping her at a Knoxville apartment Nov. 16. A second 19-year-old woman has said she was sexually assaulted by Williams at the same location, but she has declined to press charges.

Johnson and Williams have been suspended from team-related activities. Neither player has been charged or arrested.

Attorneys for the players declined to comment.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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