- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who is a subject of a rape investigation, won’t be participating in next week’s NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Friday the league withdrew its invitation to Johnson, who had been on the list of invited players that was released last week. The combine starts Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Knoxville police named Johnson and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams as subjects of a rape investigation in November. Williams’ lawyer, David Eldridge, said on Thursday that Williams had been indicted. The District Attorney’s office and Tom Dillard, the lawyer representing Johnson, haven’t responded to messages seeking an update on Johnson’s situation.

Johnson and Williams were suspended from Tennessee’s team the day before they were identified as subjects of the investigation. Johnson has since graduated.


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