UT suspends football player accused of animal cruelty, no charges filed at this time


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The University of Tennessee has suspended football player Aaron Beasley indefinitely from all team activities after receiving an incident report from the Knoxville Police Department.

The incident report dated April 1 claims that Beasley had abused his girlfriend’s roommate’s cat after it was found eating their food.

According to that report, the owner of the cat took it to the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville after the cat was reportedly found acting strange. The center told her that the cat suffered a small concussion and kidney failure.

The roommate told police she had texts from Beasley’s girlfriend stating he had put the cat in the toilet. She also stated she did not see Beasley hit the cat or put the cat in the toilet.

As of right now, no charges have been filed against anyone involved in this incident.

Knoxville Police Department’s investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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