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East Tennessee State University football signee Prevo arrested

April 30th, 2014 1:48 pm by Jim Balloch, Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee State University football signee Prevo arrested

Maryville's Shawn Prevo (22) runs the ball past Hendersonville's Josh McCullough (86) during the first half of the Division I, Class 6A championship game at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Shawn Prevo, who played football for Maryville High School up through this past season and recently signed on to play at East Tennessee State University, admitted that he assaulted his older brother who refused to give him a cigarette.

Prevo, 18, who has signed a letter of intent with East Tennessee State University, was arrested last Friday and charged with aggravated domestic assault. He was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond, and is scheduled to be in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

“We are aware of the situation with Shawn Prevo, and at this time we are waiting on the judicial process to take its course as we further evaluate the situation,” new ETSU coach Carl Torbush said in a statement sent to the News Sentinel on Monday. “We won’t have any further comment until those are completed.”

ETSU announced plans last year to start a football program that has been dormant since 2003. Torbush signed his first class in February but the Bucs won’t start play until the 2015 season.

According to Prevo's biography on the ETSU Bucs website, he played four seasons at Maryville where his prep teams posted a 58-2 overall record and won three state championships. Prevo set school career rushing records for total yards and carries, finishing with 530 carries, 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns. He was an all-state selection and competed in the Tennessee East/West All-Star Game.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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AP Report:

MARYVILLE — East Tennessee State University football signee Shawn Prevo has been arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic assault.

Prevo, who is 18, has a scheduled court appearance Thursday. Maryville police say 

Prevo went into his 19-year-old brother's room Friday and asked for a cigarette. 

According to police, when Prevo was told to leave, he grabbed his brother by the throat, slammed him on the bed and struck him in the chest and stomach with a closed fist.

ETSU coach Carl Torbush said, "We are waiting on the judicial process to take its course as we further evaluate the situation."

Prevo, a running back, signed with ETSU in February as part of its first recruiting class since relaunching a program it dropped in 2003. ETSU begins playing again in 2015.

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