Tennessee defenders Janzen Jackson (15) and Justin Hunter, left, break up a pass intended for UAB wide receiver Jackie Williams, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee has dismissed junior defensive back Janzen Jackson from the football team.
Personal problems had led to the player from Lake Charles, La., withdrawing from school in February. When he re-enrolled last month, Jackson declined to discuss the issues he was dealing with, but said he had been diligent about his physical conditioning and was glad to be back with the team.
Jackson's dismissal was announced Wednesday by head coach Derek Dooley, who said he was disappointed with the outcome, but said Jackson's actions preclude him from the privilege of playing for UT.
Jackson played in 23 games for Tennessee, starting 22 of them, in the past two seasons. His record at Tennessee included six interceptions, 106 tackles and 15 passes defended.
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