(WVLT) - This evening after practice Coach Phillip Fulmer announced two football Vols won't be suiting up for this weekend's game due to a violation of team rules.
Coach Philip Fulmer just told Volunteer TV that tailback LaMarcus Coker and defensive tackle Demonte Bolden are suspended for one game, the homecoming contest against Louisiana-Lafayette, for a violation of team rules.
Coach Fulmer would not elaborate as to what the violation was.
"Those guys are important to us. We certainly hope to have them back to us in time for Arkansas," Fulmer said.
Coker was last suspended from the team for roughly three weeks back in August, and received help for an undisclosed problem from outside sources.
At that time, Coach Fulmer said this was Coker's last chance to become a better role-model as a football player, and that Coker understood what challenges were before him if he was to remain a member of the football squad.
So far this season, Coker has seen limited action at running back, carrying the ball 45 times for 169 yards, the third-highest rushing total on the team.
Bolden has 20 tackles this season, including one sack and four tackles for loss.
Stay Tuned To Volunteer TV News & Sports Overtime At 7 & 11:00p As Well As Volunteertv.com to hear Coach Fulmer's Comments on these latest football suspensions.