Posted by Tom Fornelli
Earier this week Arthur Brown -- the father of former Tennessee running back and current Kansas State student Bryce Brown -- made some waves when he went on a Knoxville radio station and said that he and his son planned on suing the University of Tennessee and head coach Derek Dooley for not releasing Bryce from his scholarship. Bryce has transferred from Tennessee and enrolled at Kansas State, but since he doesn't meet Dooley's three requirements for releasing a player from his scholarship -- and, no, "shower discipline" is not a must -- Brown will have to pay his own way in Manhattan whie he sits out the 2010 season.
Well, considering that the Browns didn't have much of a leg to stand on as far as a lawsuit is concerned, it's not that shocking to find out that they've suddenly changed their minds about that whole lawsuit thing .
The family of the former Tennessee running back has retained the services of Knoxville attorney Greg Isaacs, who has advised the family not to sue UT or coach Derek Dooley.
“After reviewing the matter, we’ve decided not to initiate any legal action against the University of Tennessee, contrary to earlier reports,” Isaacs said Friday.
“The family has no animosity toward the university. Bryce is a good kid. Bryce wants to make sure that everything is positive.
“(The Browns) want to make sure there’s no ambiguity about whether Bryce and his family enjoyed and respected their time here at the University of Tennessee.”
While they won't be pursuing legal action, the Browns and Isaacs do plan on petitioning Tennessee in the next "seven to ten days" to reconsider releasing Brown from his scholarship. If the school still decides against releasing Brown from his scholarship, well, then maybe that lawsuit happens after all.