Middle Tennessee Football Players Arrested after Fight
A number of Middle Tennessee State University football players have been arrested after allegedly being involved in a nightclub fight. According to The Associated Press, the incident occurred at a club in Murfreesboro. The specifics of what happened are unclear, but a report in The Inquisitr suggests that a beer bottle may have been thrown and that the situation escalated from there. Three current players were arrested. They face a number of charges including disorderly conduct, evading and resisting arrest, underage consumption, and public intoxication. Two former football players were arrested during the incident as well.
Disorderly conduct is a criminal offense that covers a number of different acts. Under Tennessee Code 39-17-305, disorderly conduct is when a person commits an offense who, in a public place and with intent to cause public annoyance or alarm:
- Gets in a fight or engages in violent or threatening behavior
- Refuses to obey an official order to disperse
- Creates a hazardous condition by an act that serves no legitimate purpose
It is a common mistake for individuals facing disorderly conduct charges to not take their situation seriously. It is important to know that a conviction for disorderly conduct in Tennessee can result in up to 30 days in jail as well as fines and other penalties. A conviction will also result in the creation of a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life.
The skilled criminal defense lawyers at Baker Associates have a long history of handling disorderly conduct and other criminal charges in Tennessee. If you have been charged with a crime in Knoxville, please contact us at (866) 853-2888 to discuss your case at absolutely no cost.