Vols WR Jauan Jennings suspended for first half of bowl game
The SEC announced Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings will have to sit out the first half of the team's upcoming bowl game due to Jennings getting into a fight with a Vanderbilt player, causing him to be flagged for a flagrant personal foul.
"The suspension is consistent with NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-6-2 which states 'If subsequent review of a game by a conference reveals plays involving flagrant personal fouls that game officials did not call, the conference may impose sanctions prior to the next scheduled game,'" the SEC said.
Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer also released a statement on the ruling.
“Commissioner Sankey shared his perspective on the actions in question, we had a long conversation about the matter, and we will honor the suspension. Jauan has been nothing but outstanding for our team and program this entire season.”
The video of the altercation shows Jennings stepping on a Vanderbilt player's head, whether or not it was intentional is up for debate, nonetheless Jennings will not see action in the Vols bowl game until the second half.