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Tennessee football player accused of abusing a kitten

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

31 Comments for Tennessee football player accused of abusing a kitten



  1. ComfortablyNumb94
    4:34 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    To cause intentional harm to an innocent and defenseless animal is just sickening. Wish Nugget a speedy recovery and, if true, hope this kid doesn’t see the field again.



  2. TBW3011
    4:35 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    What a sick human being. And I hate cats. Too bad eye for an eye can’t be applied here



    • Dave C
      5:13 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      They low down



  3. Bigblueswami
    4:36 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    I’d say it stands little chance of making it if they have it “in” an oxygen tank.



  4. UKFanSC
    4:36 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    This story, while true, should not have been shared. Any asshole who would deliberately harm a defenseless animal needs to meet the business end of a baseball bat.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:39 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      Why should the story not have been shared? He deserves to be put on blast for this.



    • UKFanSC
      4:43 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      You are right….. but it’s disturbing to read. Hate reading stories like this, but he does need to be publicly shamed, or worse.



    • Urincatland
      3:34 am April 6, 2021 Permalink

      It takes a sick individual to harm an innocent animal! People like this needs to be in prison getting kicked around themselves. Absolutely SICKENING!!



  5. GACAT
    4:36 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    They are such lovely people in Knoxville



  6. nocode96
    4:37 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    How awful it must be to be so insecure and so full of anger that you go beat up an animal to make yourself feel better.



  7. Bigblueswami
    4:37 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    BTW Do I hear Netflix sequel?



  8. blueballs80
    4:51 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Kick.this guy off the team. That is just terrible. Sick and sadistic. He needs his balls neutered.



    • CJKAssassin123
      6:28 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      I think getting dismissed from the Football team is the least of his worries. He will be lucky to avoid jail time.



  9. sharpshooter81
    4:52 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Send this POS my way and I’ll take care of him. He’s nothing but a low life SOB that should have nothing less than a bullet thru his head. And anybody that’s says differently should GFY!!



    • UKgrad80
      5:13 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      Right sharpshooter!!



    • UKFanSC
      5:34 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      Agreed. That MF needs a lesson in medieval history.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:25 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      Never start an argument with a man who can end you from another zip code.
      You say green, I say dead.



  10. ClutchCargo
    4:53 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    He was just mad that his McDonalds bag only had McDonalds food in it.



  11. Ryan Lemonds Toupee
    4:56 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Good Ol’ Nugget….



  12. CPACAT
    6:35 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Calling out Chris Rodriguez to change his name to “Nugget” for the UT game next fall and run all over him. Or Darrien Kinnard … I kinda like the idea of him pulling on a outside zone to pancake the LB with “Nugget” across his back



    • makeitstop
      9:09 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      That would be awesome. And well deserved.



    • UKFanSC
      8:46 am April 6, 2021 Permalink

      Fabulous idea.



  13. Looother
    6:37 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Surprise, surprise – Aaron Beasley is a registered DemocRat…



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:18 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      The fact that you believe they’re aren’t Republicans just as sick is the hilarious part. Party affiliation doesn’t have anything to do with what kind of person you are.



  14. chris43
    6:58 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    Waiting for the typical KSR crowd to say “he’s only an kid (18-21 years old) and how fans/adults should not impose judgement on him.



    • nocode96
      7:39 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      That’s reserved for taking up for 18-21 year olds when they do something dumb on the court, or if they skip class too much, not for some psychopath in the making. There’s a difference and hopefully you’ve got the brains to notice that and understand the nuance. This is different than “kids being kids”, this is quite literally the first step you see in future serial killers quite often. After they do this atrocious crap to an animal, it’s not long before they do it to people. His girlfriend would be smart to drop him with the quickness, this is more than a red flag.



    • PillsburyThrowboy
      7:42 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

      Some getting angry with a kid for how he plays basketball and getting angry with a kid for torturing an animal should be on a level playing field?



  15. VirtuousPawz
    9:08 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    13/90



  16. TennCat
    11:42 pm April 5, 2021 Permalink

    I won’t be surprised to be reading about this “kid” a few years down the road. Serial killer, maybe?



  17. yoshukai
    12:14 am April 6, 2021 Permalink

    Kid will probably be made a team captain the way Tennessee operates.



  18. CPACAT
    11:21 am April 6, 2021 Permalink

    Just to show you how far UoLoL has fallen, there aren’t even any rumors of him transferring there. At one time, not too long ago, any bad apple transferring would have UoLoL on their short list.