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Tennessee suspends 2 players amid a Knoxville Police sexual assault investigation

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo,Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson sits on the bench during an NCAA college football game between Tennessee and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Tennessee has suspended leading tackler Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation. The school announced Monday, Nov. 17 on the football program’s Twitter account that both players had been suspended “from all team-related activities” without going into further details. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo,Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson sits on the bench during an NCAA college football game between Tennessee and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Tennessee has suspended leading tackler Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation. The school announced Monday, Nov. 17 on the football program’s Twitter account that both players had been suspended “from all team-related activities” without going into further details. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)  (The Associated Press)

Tennessee has suspended linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.

The school announced the suspensions Monday afternoon on the football program's Twitter account. Volunteers coach Butch Jones confirmed earlier Monday that members of the team were subjects of the Knoxville police investigation without naming anyone.

Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said in statement that officers arrived at a Knoxville apartment complex Sunday just before 3 a.m. A woman told police she'd been raped by two males and a second female said she was sexually assaulted. DeBusk said the suspects were Tennessee students but haven't been named because they haven't been charged.

DeBusk said one woman "has decided not to prosecute at this time," but the other wants to press charges.