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November 12, 2009 12:30 PM

Three Tennessee Football Players Arrested

Three freshman from the University of Tennessee football team were arrested early Thursday morning for attempted armed robbery. Per the AP:

Knoxville police say wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson and defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards were arrested after the incident early Thursday.

The victims told police they were in a parked vehicle near Tennessee's campus when two men, one brandishing a handgun, approached. The suspects demanded whatever the victims had but left empty-handed when victims showed they had no money.

The suspects drove off with a third man in a Toyota Prius. Police located the car and the victims identified Richardson and Edwards.

Well, at least their getaway was environmentally friendly. From the incident report:

The victims stated that a black male then approached, wearing a black hoodie, brandished a black semi-auto handgun, opened the drivers door and stated, 'Give me everything you have.' The victims stated that a black male then exited from the passenger side of the Prius, wearing a black hoodie, walked around to the front passenger door of their car, opened it, and stated, 'Give us everything you've got.'  

"The victims stated that they all presented their wallets to the suspects and showed them that they did not have money.  The victims stated that a third black male then approached and told the other two black males, "We've got to go."  The victims then stated that the three got into the Prius and that it was last seen traveling southbound on Volunteer Blvd West.

" ... The victims positively identified Edwards and Richardson as the two who approached their vehicle and demanded everything."

But wait. How could the victims possibly recognize them as Tennessee football players. It was at night, they were wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts ...

A Volunteer TV News photographer on the scene captured the suspects while they were being identified. At least one of them wore a black University of Tennessee t-shirt with an orange Adidas logo and the phrase "impossible is nothing."


Somewhere, right now, Lil Wayne is already in a recording studio, spittin' 30 bars about the whole incident.

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