- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The trial dates for Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are getting pushed back again as they face aggravated rape charges.

Knox County Assistant District Attorney General Sean McDermott confirmed Tuesday that the trials for both Johnson and Williams have been delayed. The Knoxville News-Sentinel first reported that Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee had put the trials on hold.

Williams had been set to go on trial June 27. Johnson’s trial date had been scheduled for July 18. New trial dates haven’t been set.

Their trial dates have been moved multiple times while defense lawyers bid to subpoena witnesses in an attempt to obtain social media communications related to the case. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to hear arguments on the subject.


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