Investigators initially declined to release the report because the girl is a minor but repeated requests by The Knoxville News-Sentinel eventually convinced them to make the incident report available. This enabled The Associated Press to identify Stewart as the suspect.
No charges have been filed against Stewart, a 19-year-old from Triangle, Va., but authorities say the investigation is continuing. A UT police report quotes the girl as saying that she and her friend were visiting the room of Marvin Mitchell -- also a Vol football player -- when a young male she knew only as Antwan escorted her into another room and allegedly assaulted her.
Mitchell is not accused of any involvement in the incident, which allegedly took place between 6 and 7 p.m.