UT football player injured in shooting in Clarksville - WKRN News 2

UT football player injured in shooting in Clarksville

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (source: UTSports.com) Jalen Reeves-Maybin (source: UTSports.com)
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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Tennessee football player Jalen Reeves-Maybin suffered a gunshot wound to the arm in his hometown of Clarksville over the weekend, but UT football coach Butch Jones says the Vols linebacker is "100 percent fine" and is back on campus to attend classes.

"At first, you think the worst," said Jones. "But he is fine, he was an innocent victim."

Clarksville police say a witness reported hearing shots fired in the area of Lavender Circle and Jenny Lane and that there was a party taking place near there. 

Police say there was also a report of an individual being shot in the arm on Tiny Town Road.

According to a police report, Reeves-Maybin, 19, stated he was standing in the street when someone started shooting and then he felt a sharp pain in his arm.

He told police that he and his friends got in their car and left the scene. The police report says Reeves-Maybin did not see the shooter and no other people at the scene had any description or relevant information on the shooting.

Reeves-Maybin was transported to Gateway Hospital for medical treatment, according to the report.

Jones said Reeves-Maybin was back on campus on Monday, attended classes and completed his daily football related workout.

"He was hit (in the arm) with a random bullet and suffered some abrasions," said Jones.  "Fortunately, it was not serious."

Reeves-Maybin was a highly regarded high school running back and linebacker at Northeast High School in Clarksville.

He played in 11 games and made 14 tackles as a linebacker during his freshman season at Tennessee.
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