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.
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