published Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Tennessee: Two players dismissed from UT football team


by Wes Rucker

KNOXVILLE — Offensive lineman Ramone Johnson and wide receiver E.J. Abrams-Ward have been dismissed from the University of Tennessee football program, according to a Thursday afternoon release.

The UT athletic department’s release was brief and vague, simply mentioning that the players were “dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons.” It does not appear to be a legal issue, but multiple officials did not immediately disclose specifics.

Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound rising junior from Chicago, was expected to compete for a starting tackle position. He and former offensive lineman Darrius Myers (who has also been dismissed) were sidelined two games last season for a suspension former UT coach Phillip Fulmer said involved “academics and other stuff.”

Ward, a 6-5, 210-pound receiver, redshirted last season after arriving with plenty of hype from North Carolina’s Thomasville High School. UT’s former staff raved about Ward’s potential, but the former high school quarterback sat out last season while learning the receiver position.

Read Friday’s Times Free Press for more information.

about Wes Rucker...

Twitter - @wesrucker Facebook - /tfpvolsbeat

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.