Head coach Phillip Fulmer said he believed Mayo was a victim of ''mistaken identity'' and was not actively involved in the ugly incident.
Mayo later issued a statement through the UT sports information department denying any wrongdoing in the affair. That statement reads as follows:
"I did not hit anybody and I have no reason for being charged in this incident. My name and reputation are very important to me and I would not do anything to embarrass myself, UT or my teammates.
"I look forward to getting to the bottom of this."