UT football player domestic assault case dismissed
The player’s case was dismissed on Monday, Nov. 28.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A case against a Tennessee football player accused of allegedly hitting his girlfriend in September was dismissed, court documents stated. He was identified as Savion Herring, 23.
The initial report stated that officers responded to Volunteer Boulevard at around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Once on the scene, the offensive lineman’s girlfriend told police that they were arguing over a female. Afterward, she said it turned physical when he grabbed her arm to prevent her from leaving the room, officials said.
Investigators pulled camera footage from inside Stokley Hall, where they saw the woman leaving the dorm when she turned around and “raises her arm in an attempt to defend herself,” the report stated.
Herring was seen on the camera footage following the woman attempting to hit her, police said.
“He can be seen following her down the hall, hitting and kicking her,” the report stated.
According to the report, the player was also seen kicking his girlfriend’s bag back toward his room before eventually punching her in the mouth.
Herring denied punching the woman but admitted to grabbing her wrist to “stop her from smashing his PS4,” police stated.
The football player first committed to the University of Tennessee in June. However, a spokesperson from the UT Football program confirmed to WVLT News that he was no longer a member of the team.
On Monday, Nov. 28, Herring’s case was dismissed by a motion by the defense (failure to prosecute).
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