DB Janzen Jackson dismissed from UT football team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Junior defensive back Janzen Jackson has been dismissed from the University of Tennessee football team, head coach Derek Dooley announced on Wednesday.

“Our program has devoted a tremendous amount of energy, resources, support, and care in an effort to help Janzen manage his personal challenges,” said Dooley. “I will always be there to help him as a person, but there comes a time when a player’s actions preclude him from the privilege of playing for the University of Tennessee football team.

“Although I’m disappointed with this outcome, we will never compromise the long-term organizational values and goals we maintain here at Tennessee.”

Jackson had played 23 games for the Volunteers and started 22 games over the course of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He had six interceptions, 106 tackles, and 15 passes defended in that time.

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