Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson was arrested and jailed Saturday night after he was accused of assaulting a woman.
According to court records the Knoxville News Sentinel obtained, Thompson and an unidentified woman got into an argument at the Stokely Hall dormitory on the University of Tennessee’s campus.
The records state witnesses said Thompson told the woman he would “slap the (expletive) out of you” and that he would “shoot up the school.”
Thompson has denied those allegations.
He was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge, jailed overnight and released Sunday morning on $3,000 bond.
“We are aware of the situation and are waiting for additional information while the appropriate processes take place,” a UT spokesperson told Knox News on Sunday morning.
According to the woman, she and Thompson had been dating for four years and got into an argument when she found fake eyelashes that weren’t hers in Thompson’s room.
She also told police Thompson “has a bad temper and has punched walls during past arguments.”
When police arrived, they found a metal gate had been unhinged and a wall had been damaged. Thompson originally said he fell into the gate and fell down some stairs with it, but later changed his story and said the gate broke and he tried to fix it by pulling it up.
Thompson was arrested and charged with domestic assault because he “caused another to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury and the relationship between him and (the woman) is domestic in nature,” according to the arrest warrant.
Thompson is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 3.
The Volunteers will face Georgia State in their first game of the 2019 season on Aug. 31.