One of the men police said was a victim of an attempted armed robbery by three Tennessee players Thursday morning thinks the players should stay on the team.
"I think they should still be able to play football, regardless. Tennessee is my place. It's my football team," Corey B. Zickefoose, 20, told WATE-TV in Knoxville.
"Yeah, it's Tennessee. That's the way it is sometimes," Zickefoose said.
Defensive back Janzen Jackson, 19, receiver Nu'Keese Richardson, 19, and defensive back Michael Edwards, 18, were arrested and are being charged with attempted armed robbery. Marie Montmarquet, 21, was also charged with attempted armed robbery, as well as some drug-related offenses.
Zickefoose said he was sitting in the driver's seat of a 1998 Hyundai Elantra when one of the players opened the door, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
"You weren't scared at all?" Sumerford asked.
"No," Zickefoose said.
"A guy is pointing a gun in your face and you aren't scared?" the reporter asked.
"No, I knew I didn't have any money or nothing. I just know how it is. A lot of people do stupid stuff," Zickefoose said.
"Did you know the guys? Did you know they were football players?" Sumerford asked.
"Nope. I had no idea," Zickefoose said, adding that he had never seen them before.
Zickefoose believes he may have been targeted because of the stereo system in his car.
Thanks to Stan.