TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 17, 2017
Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee today set a trial date for former University of Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams, both accused of aggravated rape. Knoxnews reports that the pair will go to trial on July 16. They are accused of raping a fellow student at a party after a football game in November 2014. The trial comes after a lengthy legal battle over whether the defense could utilize social media posts, messages and texts of the accuser. The Tennessee Supreme Court refused to weigh in on the dispute, allowing an appellate court ruling allowing the use of the social media content.