KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee starting running back Arian Foster and two other players were arrested early Sunday after
police were called to a fight at a nightclub.
Foster, safety Antonio Wardlow and fullback David Holbert were
charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption, police
said. Wardlow also was charged with public intoxication. All three
players are 20.
The police arrived at Good Fellas nightclub at about 3 a.m.,
several hours after the No. 8 Volunteers fell 28-24 to No. 13 LSU.
The loss meant Florida clinched the Southeastern Conference East
division title ahead of Tennessee.
Coach Phillip Fulmer said Sunday night he had not talked with
all the players involved and would not comment on the incident
until he had.
"I'll deal with it swiftly and firmly. ... I do expect to see
those guys tonight a little bit later," Fulmer said.
Police said they found people shouting at each other and fights
about to break out at the scene.
"The officers were able to initially break up most of potential
problems, however, they observed Mr. Arian Foster shoving another
individual," police said.
"Shortly thereafter they found two other individuals involved
in an altercation. Those individuals -- also University of Tennessee
football players -- were identified as Antonio Wardlow and David
Holbert. As a result of the fight and disturbance there at Good Fellas nightclub all three individuals were arrested."
Some media outlets reported they had been released from jail,
but officials would immediately comment on their status.
Foster had 10 carries for 44 yards against LSU to lead the Vols'
running game. Holbert and Wardlow played in the game, but did not
register any statistics.
Tennessee had a problem with players getting arrested before the
2005 season, which ended with a 5-6 mark. Eight players were
arrested or cited between January and July 2005. This summer, the
Vols had four players arrested, and one was dismissed from the