KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- The father of former Tennessee running back Bryce Brown is planning to sue Derek Dooley and the University of Tennessee, he said Tuesday on a Knoxville radio show.
Arthur Brown, Sr. said he is filing suit because Dooley refused to grant his son a release from his scholarship. The Brown family wanted Bryce to transfer back to Kansas State because of behavioral patterns the running back was exhibiting that they considered alarming.
"This has nothing to do with football," Brown said on Sports Talk, a show which airs on WNML. "This was a situation to where myself and my wife was concerned about the mental and physical state of my son."
Brown said he initially informed Dooley in March of his desire for Bryce to receive a release. The younger Brown, who is practicing with Kansas State, must pay his own college tuition this season because he was not released.
"Those kids are not just a tool to be used," Arthur Brown said. "If [Dooley] really cared about...Bryce being successful, then why not take the way [my wife and I] feel into consideration?"