Only in Knoxville

Ah, hell, why not?

Vol football players stick together.

When a woman accused A.J. Johnson of rape, teammate Geraldo Orta stood by him.

When another teammate helped Johnson’s accuser call police, Orta called that teammate a traitor.

Four years later, Orta’s traded his helmet and pads for a police badge and uniform.

Orta entered the Knoxville Police Department’s academy three years after the rape accusations against teammates A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams. He’s assigned to the KPD Teleserve desk, where he takes reports and draws a salary of $39,922.21 per year, city records show.

That ought to come in handy at some point.

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20 responses to “Only in Knoxville

  1. Derek

    Thin orange line.

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  2. Dolly Llama

    Kind of bewildering to think about on a lot of levels, but none favorable to Tennessee past or present.

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  3. Jt (the other one)

    Will Phat Phil is running the ship again…just saying…I bet he has a plan to make the “T” stand for teflon again…another piece in place to make it a reality…

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    • Bulldog Joe

      The other piece was SEC Commissioner Roy Kramer.

      Greg Spankey is not putting that band back together.

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  4. Legatedawg

    I guess this is the kind of wall that Bouche meant when he said “brick-by-brick”. Business as usual for UT, but I am more appalled at the Knoxville PD’s academy taking in someone like this and then injecting him out into their Police Dept to assist in oversight of a population that is almost 2000,000.

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  5. Spike

    Was Johnson convicted?

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    • waterloodawg

      Ah, a voice of sanity. The answer to that should be known before casting stones.

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      • waterloodawg

        The trial just started so Orta is being prejudged here based on an accusation of his teammate. I don’t know who did what but maybe we should wait a bit before coming to a conclusion.

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        • Doug

          But you don’t seem to have a problem with Orta “prejudging” that the rape didn’t happen and that his teammate needed to get beat up for helping the alleged victim.

          Let’s just say if I had a daughter going to school in Knoxville, knowing a guy like Orta was on the police force would not be super reassuring.

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          • waterloodawg

            Has Orta been convicted of anything? I don’t know the guy. Do you? All this is hearsay until a judge or jury convicts someone. I do know he would of had to pass a background check to be a police officer. Looks like he’s riding a desk at the moment but he chose a career where he may be putting his life on the line to protect someone’s daughter.

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          • ChiliDawg

            Classic victim blaming mindset.

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  6. I guess the gap widened again tonight as 5-star DT Travon Walker commits to the G over Bama, the Barn, Clem’s Son and the Lamecocks.

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    • Cojones

      Considering the points diff between #1 Al and #4 Ga on 247Sports is 30, divided by the player # diff (7) while knowing the value just placed on a 5* player to take us from 9th- to 4th-ranked team was over 15, I opine that we overtake #1 position in 3 playahs. Futhermo, when we get to 20-21 playahs, ain’t nobody gon catch us.

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      • Macallanlover

        True, we are 4th with only 13 commitments (think Bama has 18 or 20). The past two weeks have seen us shoot up the rankings list, and don’t think DRob’s transfer even counts in that. The momentum is building for UGA again this summer; it seems like I am on a different planet the past 12-15 months as we continue to stack 4 and 5 star players like cordwood. Even more importantly, we are doing it at positions of need. Lord, please don’t let me wake up!

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Who needs Huntley Johnson when you can snuff things out at the beginning.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Teleserve will send an investigator out immediately.

      He will be large, hungry, and wearing orange.

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  8. PTC DAWG

    Rarely are cops the smartest people…

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  9. Corch Irvin Meyers New WR Corch

    Makes you wonder how many second and third string Seminoles are in the Tallahassee PD?

    Maybe the ACCPD should think of hiring more Dawgs? During the Richt Years they spent enough time down at the station. Coulda used that time to intern I guess.

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