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Tennessee State suspends quarterback facing rape charges

Aug. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has suspended quarterback Demry Croft indefinitely following his indictment on rape and sexual battery charges. The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. He faces six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The indictment against...

Titans young inside linebackers ready to make NFL impression

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell Casey. In the middle are two young linebackers in Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown ready to show the NFL exactly...

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Aug. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. The FBI and U.S. attorneys in Washington and Nashville said in a news release that 20-year-old Jacob Cooper made a court...

Tennessee pass rush relying heavily on Darrell Taylor

Aug. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor is coming off a breakthrough season but believes he's capable of doing even better. Taylor recorded eight sacks last season, the most of any Southeastern Conference player who returns this year. Taylor says he can improve upon those...

Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a Tennessee law requiring women to wait 48 hours before getting an abortion argue that such restrictions help perpetuate negative stereotypes about gender. The argument is part of a lengthy lawsuit challenging the legality of the waiting period rule, which Tennessee's...

Political commentator jailed for not paying child support

Aug. 21, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservative political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been jailed in Tennessee after he allegedly failed to pay $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife as ordered by a judge. News outlets report Gill was booked into the Williamson County jail Tuesday...

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Mormon local leader charged in dressing room camera incident

Aug. 20, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. According to an affidavit filed in criminal court in Nashville, the incident began last week when a woman...

Tennessee State QB indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

Aug. 20, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. An arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 4. The indictment against Croft says he engaged in...