Tennessee can’t beat the Cats in football, but one Tennessee linebacker may have beaten a cat in real life.
A student at the University of Tennessee accused junior linebacker Aaron Beasley of abusing a six-month-old kitten, first reported by a Knoxville news station. The student alleges her roommate’s boyfriend, Beasley, caused significant physical harm to her kitten, Nugget, and that Nugget had to be rushed to the emergency room for treatment.
In a GoFundMe page set up for Nugget’s medical bills, the student wrote, “my roomates boyfriend had hit and kicked him, locked him in the toilet bowl, and held him upside down by his tail. We rushed nugget to the emergency room and he has brain damage and will now have a hard time walking, he has a bleeding hemorrhage on his kidney caused from internal bleeding from being kicked, clots in his bladder, and he is currently in an oxygen tank.”
The Knoxville Police Department opened an investigation into Beasley’s alleged cat abuse once the abuse was first reported. In TMZ’s new story, the website says the University of Tennessee has not responded to a request for comment.
Beasley played in eight games for the Vols in 2020 with sevens tackles, and a record three tackles against the Cats, ironically.