Tennessee dismisses DB Janzen Jackson
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee junior defensive back Janzen Jackson has been dismissed from the team.
The player from Lake Charles, La., withdrew from school in February, citing personal problems. When he re-enrolled last month, Jackson declined to discuss the issues he was dealing with.
Jackson's dismissal was announced Wednesday by coach Derek Dooley, who said in a statement he was disappointed to have to dismiss Jackson, but that his actions "preclude him from the privilege of playing" for the Volunteers.
Dooley says: "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."
Jackson started 22 games the past two seasons. He had six interceptions and 106 tackles.