Justin Jackson dismissed

University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Phillip Fulmer announced Thursday that football walk-on Justin Jackson has been dismissed from the team. He had transferred to UT from Maryville College.

Here is the statement from Fulmer provided by the UT sports information department:

"One of our walk-on players was arrested last night and is facing very serious accusations. By even being near this type of behavior, Justin has embarrassed himself and his team. We expect all our players - scholarship or walk-on - to be good citizens. I regret it whenever any university student makes bad choices of this nature. The legal and university process will be followed, but Justin is no longer a member of our team."

The former West High School wide receiver was a non-recruited walk-on for the 2006-07 season.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Several news sources are reporting that Jackson was charged with selling and/or possessing crack cocaine.)


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