News broke on Friday that coach Josh Heupel has kicked two Tennessee Volunteers football players off of the team.
Adam Sparks of the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that linebacker William Mohan and offensive lineman Savion Herring have both been dismissed from the Volunteers. Both were recently arrested on domestic assault charges.
“Linebacker William Mohan was arrested Aug. 23 in South Knoxville and suspended indefinitely. Team spokesman Bill Martin said Friday that Mohan was dismissed from the team Sept. 5. Offensive lineman Savion Herring was arrested on a charge of domestic assault this week and dismissed from the team. On Friday, Martin told Knox News that Herring had also been dismissed from the team,” Sparks reported.
Neither player suited up for the Volunteers in either of their first two games of the season, a 59-10 win over Ball State and a 34-27 victory against Pittsburgh.
Tennessee has had issues in the past with players dealing with domestic violence. Bru McCoy, who is a starting wideout for the Vols this season, was involved in a domestic violence incident while he was at USC. But since coming to Knoxville, he’s been a solid citizen.
Heupel probably dismissed the two players because he didn’t need nor want the distraction or attention on his football team. His team is getting off to a nice start and the last thing they need is to be derailed by these kinds of reports.