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Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

Posted on: June 9, 2011 12:33 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Tennessee announced on Thursday that defensive tackle Montori Hughes was no longer a member of the team, though Derek Dooley did not give an official reason for Hughes' dismissal. Hughes came to Knoxville without much hype, but was a physical presence for the Tennessee defense in his first two seasons, and some thought he'd be a big part of the unit over the next couple of years.

As for possible reasons for Hughes' dismissal, he was suspended for Tennessee's game against Kentucky at the end of last season due to academics. He was also suspended for the first two spring practice sessions in March due to a "violation of team rules." Then there was a fight at Bar Knoxville last July involving Hughes along with a couple of teammates. No charges were filed against Hughes after that altercations.

Hughes wasn't going to begin the season as a starter for Tennessee this year, as he was listed as a backup behind Daniel Hood and Maurice Couch on the Tennessee depth chart following spring practice. Hughes made 37 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, and a sack in his first two seasons with the Volunteers.


Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:30 pm

Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

At least Carolina is not going to be put on probation in bothe mens basketball and football. Tennessee = cheating.

Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: June 10, 2011 9:47 am

Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

I am glad to see a coach with enough integrity to do the right thing. Steve Spurrier should take a lesson. If college atheletes are held responsible for their actions, they will for the most part adhere to expectations. when they are given free reign with no consequinces they end up being Ohio State. I applaud any program that holds it's atheletes to a standard, and enforces it when not followed.

Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:38 pm

Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

An old boss once told me: "one time is an accident. After that its a habit". The kid had his chances.   

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:37 pm

Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

oops that was supposed to be South Carolina.

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:36 pm

Tennessee shows Montori Hughes the door

He can go play at Sputh Carolina. He has four more suspensions he can get before he cant play there anymore.

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