Charge against Tennessee CB Thompson dismissed

Associated Press • Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 10:37 PM

KNOXVILLE — A misdemeanor domestic assault charge against Tennessee sophomore Bryce Thompson was dropped after the cornerback’s girlfriend requested the dismissal.

Thompson was arrested after an Aug. 24 argument with his girlfriend at his dorm. The woman involved in the argument, who says she has been dating Thompson for four years, said at a hearing Monday that “there was no point during the argument that I was scared or felt like he was going to hurt me.”

University of Tennessee police had said witnesses indicated they heard Thompson threatening to slap a woman during that Aug. 24 argument. One witness told police he heard Thompson yelling he would “shoot up the school.”

Thompson was suspended after his arrest but returned to practice Sept. 11 and made his 2019 season debut Saturday in the Vols’ 34-3 loss to No. 9 Florida.

Tennessee (1-3, 0-1) has a bye week before beginning a daunting stretch against No. 3 Georgia, Mississippi State and at second-ranked Alabama.

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