Tennessee director of football operations Chris Spognardi has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Spognardi, on staff with Butch Jones the last 10 years, was placed on paid administrative leave by the Tennessee athletic department on Tuesday afternoon, UT spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed to the News Sentinel. GoVols247 initially reported the move.

According to the GoVols247 report, the situation is a legal matter and Tennessee is prohibited from commenting on the situation beyond acknowledgement. Attempts to reach Spognardi on Wednesday were unsuccessful.

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