King and Walls to return from suspension

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- Suspended Tennessee football players Greg King and Marlon Walls will report to practice Wednesday with the rest of the team, ending their indefinite suspensions.

The two players were suspended immediately following a bar brawl which involved several players.

UT head coach Derek Dooley announced the decision at a press conference Tuesday.

"It's still a little tricky because there hasn't been full closure by the legal process," Dooley said. "I can tell you this: I'm extremely comfortable with what the facts are and with what happened. It's been consistent since day one, and there's been no new information which would lead you to believe otherwise.

"I'm very comfortable with the discipline we have put on them. I'm comfortable with their attitude and the remorse I feel like they've had...I have no qualms whatsoever in bringing them back now."

Dooley said the only way Walls and King will be punished further is if new information emerges in the police investigation, but said he doesn't expect that to happen.

Walls is a sophomore defensive tackle projected to start at the position. King is a sophomore linebacker who earned significant playing time late last season after injuries sidelined Nick Reveiz and Savion Frazier.

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