Tennessee Volunteers' Safety Janzen Jackson Kicked off Team

Daniel HudsonCorrespondent IIIAugust 24, 2011

Janzen Jackson, the Tennessee Volunteers' star safety, has been kicked off the Tennessee Volunteers football team.

Coach Derek Dooley expressed, in a press release earlier this morning, that Jackson didn't fit with the long-term goals of the program:

Our program has devoted a tremendous amount of energy, resources, support, and care in an effort to help Janzen manage his personal challenges. I will always be there to help him as a person, but there comes a time when a player's actions preclude him from the privilege of playing for the University of Tennessee football team.

Although I'm disappointed with this outcome, we will never compromise the long-term organizational values and goals we maintain here at Tennessee.

Jackson was named to the All-SEC Defensive Third Team this year and was likely to lead the inexperienced defensive backs in 2011.

Furthermore, Jackson was a five-star recruit from Louisiana back in 2009. He joins Bryce Brown, Nu'Keese Richardson, Darren Myles and others as Lane Kiffin-recruits that didn't make it to their junior year.