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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.
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Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Janzen Jackson will seek the NAACP for support and retaliation against Tennessee.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

maybe terry bowden will take him at north alabama to join janoris jenkins from florida.  Two good DBs---at north alabama--no rules!!!
My thoughts exactly!



Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Didn't know this kid's background...thanks for that LSU fan...so VOL fans...so what did he do/not do? And by the way I think what he did to LSU was classless. A quarterback who ended up playing for Wake Forest did a similar thing to Notre Dame. He made THE announcement at his press conference by putting on a Wake Forest hat. OF course ND fans were stunned but you know what what goes around, come around. The team ended up not being that good and he was a FLOP....




Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Problem children like this need to be excluded entirely from NCAA football.  If one is too stupid to recognize the value of this opportunity, said opportunity needs to go to someone more appreciative. 



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:31 am
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

Maybe Janzen Jackson and Markeith Ambles can hang out together this off season and talk about what could have been?



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:27 am
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

maybe terry bowden will take him at north alabama to join janoris jenkins from florida.  Two good DBs---at north alabama--no rules!!!



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:53 am
 

Tennessee S Janzen Jackson dismissed from team

I do not wish ill will on anyone, but I will say that I have no pity for Jackson at this point.  He lied to the LSU coaching staff during his recruitment and decided to go out of state and be with Kiffin at Tennessee.  He would have been a big loss no matter what, but the fact that he committed to LSU and continued to lie to our coaches about going to LSU when he knew he was going to UT just rubs me the wrong way.  The idiot was actually shocked when he made the UT announcement at his HS in Louisiana and he got booed.  Even with all his troubles, I still think he will find his way to an NFL roster before all is said and done.  Whether he goes in the draft next season or finds some small school to transfer to, he is good enough to play at a high level in the NFL in time. 


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