The Tennessee Volunteers just can’t seem to catch a break as of late. The university self-reported Level II/III violations made when ex-basketball coach Donnie Tyndall made impermissible calls to Braxton Bonds, a former Liberty University and Vols basketball player.
As a result, the university announced they had granted Bonds his release from the university, leaving the team with only one true point guard for the upcoming season.
Now, the football team, more so one player, could be in some legal trouble.
According to College Football Talk, Jauan Jennings, a quarterback in the most recent recruiting class for the Vols, has been accused of multiple counts of assault, vehicle damage and theft. A report by WGNS in Tennessee stated that Jennings was accused of assaulting a high school student, damaging his car, and stealing various items – a cell phone, jacket, and arm brace.
Head coach Butch Jones has not commented on the situation, although an official has stated that they are monitoring the situation closely. If they were monitoring Jennings closely, he probably wouldn’t be in this trouble in the first place.
I guess I really shouldn’t blame the university, though. Jennings, a 2015 four-star recruit that was ranked as the ninth dual-threat quarterback in the nation, should have known better. Kid, you’re a quarterback in the SEC. I am pretty sure somebody would have bought you a cell phone, you could get a free Letterman jacket if you play your cards right, and an arm brace?
Dude, those are all over the place in the trainer’s room.
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