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Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:59 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Troubled Tennessee defensive back Janzen Jackson has been dismissed from the Volunteers 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 here 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."

Jackson's five interceptions in 2010 tied for the most on the team and the junior was selected to the All-SEC Second Team. Jackson's road has been a rocky one, but until this announcement it appeared that the former five-star recruit from Louisiana had turned things around. Jackson withdrew from school after last season for what Dooley referred to as "personal issues." After his return was a topic of much debate during spring practice, the school confirmed in July that Jackson had re-enrolled for summer classes.

Less than half of Jackson's teammates from the 2009 recruiting class are still with the program, and now that number dwindles further with Jackson's absence.
Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

I agree with you 100%.All the players should be treated equally,when it comes to breaking rules!I actually think you should be given a warning,after you break a rule,and know if you break another,that you will be dismissed!!! It's sad that Athetes don't appreciate the value,of being on scholarship,and take it for granted!!!They should be treated no defferent,than any other student!!!Him being Dismissed,is the right thing to do,and I think it will send a message,to the other players,and the team will be better in the long run!!! GO BIG ORANGE!!!




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Great move, great decision. JJ has had one to many chances in Knoxville.  Severe character issues.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

As a fan of football this is sad.  This is the same player that was involved in the issue a few years ago where players robbed someone at gun point.  His life has been a downward spiral for a while.  Now he's basically pegged as an "abuser" of drugs and someone who needs help.  He's a stellar athlete but still grossly immature.  Maybe he'll go to Northern Alabama with Janoris Jenkins, formerly of Florida



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Dooley was at LA Tech then. . .he signed with Kiffin and Coach O



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

 I remember when LSU fans were so disappointed when Jackson signed with (Giffin) not Dooley, the night before signing day. I also remember that his Dad nosed his way into his sons business and had the reputation of a street thug. I believe his Dad played for an NFL team for a while. So, I agree with the gentleman who posted earlier, "LSU dodged a bullet by not signing Jackson." Besides we already have our hands full with another player with the same initials! Geaux Tigers!




Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

And believe it or not, I'm not a UT hater BUT when I see derogatory hypocritcal posts, I do respond with the truth and I think UT will have a better record than I predicted before.



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Yeah yeah say what you want but you get one strike at North Alabama. Just how many strikes does UT give almost every year? Yeah you've had rules you've just never enforced them very well. I doubt we would want him anyway. He probably couldn't even get on the field for us!



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

this is off topic but does anybody know how your reputation score is determined? mine seems to go up and down for no apparent reason.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Dooley's getting alot of cedit as a strict disciplinarian. The school (not Dooley) has a "3 strikes & you're out" policy (used to be 4) & this may have been his final failed test. He went overboard to bring him back only to release him in 6 wks & right b4 the season opener?




Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Way to go Tennessee. About time somebody let go of a contributing player instead of a bench warmer. Maybe this will send a message to other players that just because you are a starter you are held to the same standard as everyone else on the team.


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