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Police received a 911 call claiming there was a riot breaking out at Main Street Live on West Main street.
Spokesperson Kyle Evans says officers faced trouble from several men when they arrived to break up those fights.
"Most of the individuals involved in this dispersed quickly when police arrived the ones that remained were belligerent they were aggressive," said Evans.
That group included three current and two former MTSU football players and several of them are accused of resisting arrest.
Police say former defensive tackle Jerrod Frazier threw a punch at an officer while current lineman Adam Stickel charged at one.
A third player, wide Receiver Marcus Henry is accused of trying to run away.
Officers were able to arrest all three along with two other players.
Former Receiver Anthony Amos and cornerback Jared Singletary are charged with disorderly conduct.
MTSU has yet to punish any of the players but head football coach Rick Stockstill released the following statement.
“I was disappointed to learn the arrests of three current and two former football players. This is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information. We always try to represent our University to the highest standards and matters like this are taken very seriously,” said Stockstill.
Evans says police still don't know exactly what caused it all to start but he says what happened in the parking lot was a dangerous mix of alcohol and tempers in a packed crowd of hundreds.
"It presented a very dangerous situation for the people at the location as well as responding officers," said Evans. "No matter what sparked this outburst there really is no excuse or justification for anybody engaging in this behavior."
Tuesday, February 19 2013, 11:19 PM CST
Work beginning on Civil War park in Knoxville
May 18, 2013 13:12 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Civil War landmark in East Tennessee will soon become a low-impact park that allows public access and preserves the area's historical integrity.
High Ground Park is being created at the site of Fort Higley in south Knoxville, which was manned by Union soldiers during the Siege of Knoxville in 1863.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11Vb6XJ) reports the park is scheduled to open on Nov. 27, which is the 150th anniversary of the construction of Fort Higley.
Bob Young, who has been involved in the effort to preserve the site, says it is "a treasure."
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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