Ex-Poly star Kyler charged with assault He, Tennessee teammate alleged to beat, kick man

February 19, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Former Poly star Greg Kyler was one of two Tennessee football players charged with assault Saturday for allegedly beating and kicking a man in an off-campus apartment complex courtyard.

According to police reports, Kyler, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, and sophomore linebacker Anthony P. Hampton got out of a maroon 1988 Honda Accord and ran down Brian N. Forrest, 22, a university employee, at approximately 3:45 Saturday morning.

Hampton allegedly "knocked [Forrest] to the ground with his forearm," while the players began kicking him in the head and body.

The two players then fled in the car, but were apprehended by police a short distance away, the report said. Kyler and Hampton were each released later that morning on $1,500 bonds.

Volunteers coach Phillip Fulmer was out of town and unavailable for comment, Tennessee sports information director Harris D. Ford said last night.

Kyler, The Sun's 1993 Offensive Player of the Year, finished the regular season as Tennessee's No. 4 receiver with 21 catches for 287 yards and a touchdown.

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