Three Tennessee football players have been charged with attempted armed robbery.
Knoxville police say wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson and defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards were arrested after the incident early today. All three are freshman.
The victims tell authorities they were in a parked vehicle near Tennessee's campus when two men approached -- one of them carrying a handgun. The suspects demanded whatever the victims had but left empty-handed when victims showed they had no money.
The suspects drove off with a third man in a Toyota Prius. Police located the car and the victims identified Richardson and Edwards.
Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton says he is evaluating the incident.