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.