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Police received a 911 call claiming there was a riot breaking out at Main Street Live on West Main street.
Spokesperson Kyle Evans says officers faced trouble from several men when they arrived to break up those fights.
"Most of the individuals involved in this dispersed quickly when police arrived the ones that remained were belligerent they were aggressive," said Evans.
That group included three current and two former MTSU football players and several of them are accused of resisting arrest.
Police say former defensive tackle Jerrod Frazier threw a punch at an officer while current lineman Adam Stickel charged at one.
A third player, wide Receiver Marcus Henry is accused of trying to run away.
Officers were able to arrest all three along with two other players.
Former Receiver Anthony Amos and cornerback Jared Singletary are charged with disorderly conduct.
MTSU has yet to punish any of the players but head football coach Rick Stockstill released the following statement.
“I was disappointed to learn the arrests of three current and two former football players. This is not the reflection of our football program we want at Middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information. We always try to represent our University to the highest standards and matters like this are taken very seriously,” said Stockstill.
Evans says police still don't know exactly what caused it all to start but he says what happened in the parking lot was a dangerous mix of alcohol and tempers in a packed crowd of hundreds.
"It presented a very dangerous situation for the people at the location as well as responding officers," said Evans. "No matter what sparked this outburst there really is no excuse or justification for anybody engaging in this behavior."
Tuesday, February 19 2013, 11:19 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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