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Attorney: Panel rules charge against Vols' Johnson unfounded



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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lawyer for suspended Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson says a student disciplinary panel has determined an allegation against his client was unfounded.

Gregory Isaacs relayed that information Thursday in a tweet and statement.

Tennessee interim vice chancellor Jacob Rudolph said that "we are unable to discuss any student conduct situation."

Johnson, who signed with Tennessee in December, has been suspended from the team since his February arrest on charges of false imprisonment and aggravated assault. The false imprisonment charge was dismissed and the aggravated assault was reduced to misdemeanor domestic assault April 21, and prosecutors agreed to drop all charges if he avoided trouble for the next six months.

Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Thursday that Johnson's status with the team "has not changed at this time."

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