Tennessee Sports Host Fired After Arrest, Though Charge Dropped
June 27, 2014 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Sports WVLZ-A (TENNESSEE SPORTS RADIO)/KNOXVILLE host CHRIS TREECE has been fired after his arrest for domestic violence, even though the charge was dismissed.
TREECE, a former UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE football player, posted on his FACEBOOK page, "On behalf of my family, I would like to confirm that the charge against me was dismissed in court today. Witnesses met with the Attorney General's Office who then agreed to appropriately end this unnecessary prosecution. Unfortunately in the eyes of some, I was immediately labeled guilty. Even though the charge was dismissed less than 48 hours after it began, great damage was done. Thank you to the many family members, friends and supporters of the VolNation for your words of support and encouragement for me and my family. We are forever grateful to each of you. We would also like to thank our family attorney JEFF WHITT for his professionalism, patience and diligence."
CBS affiliate WVLT-TV reports that TENNESSEE SPORTS RADIO GM JASON BAILEY said, "TENNESSEE SPORTS RADIO, our advertisers and our partners do not condone violence in any form. For this reason, we immediately removed a member of our staff this week as soon as we were notified of the arrest. This person is no longer part of TENNESSEE SPORTS RADIO."