Tennessee Football: Allegations Against QB Tyler Bray Bad Sign for Vols

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJuly 25, 2012

Tennessee QB Tyler Bray
Tennessee QB Tyler BrayStreeter Lecka/Getty Images

The season hasn't started yet, but Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is already connecting on passes...of the wrong kind.

According to John Adams of the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel, Bray and former video department employee Michael Grandinetti are accused of throwing golf balls and beer bottles onto parked cars from the balcony of an apartment complex.

No charges were filed, and Bray will make restitution, but it's still a bad sign for the Volunteers.

Not because Bray could miss some time. Head coach Derek Dooley has yet to determine what (if any) punishment Bray will serve. Plus, this isn't the type of incident that warrants severe punishment.

It does, however, show a lack of good judgement and bring his maturity into question.

You have to be better than this, whether you're Tennessee's starting quarterback, a freshman marketing major or anyone else, for that matter.

Bray is Tennessee's starting quarterback. Fair or not, this is going to get a lot of attention because of that fact alone.

The starting quarterback is held to a different standard than everyone else. He is viewed as the leader and spokesperson of the team. He is the stabilizing voice in the huddle.

Even if this is momentary lapse of judgment, it's something that should concern Vols fans. You can't have your quarterback doing things like this.