Tennessee Volunteers Da’Rick Rogers suspended

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Devin Dooley has suspended star wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers indefinitely for violating team rules. He will give more details after practice.

Nov 5, 2011; Knoxville, TN, USA; Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap (18) chases Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da

Rogers is coming off of a big 1,000-yard season, but there were rumblings back in the spring that he might transfer to Georgia. Nothing came of it, and he was a standout during spring camp. The junior receiver is a crucial piece for this team, as he combines with fellow junior star Tyler Bray and receiver Justin Hunter to form one of the most dynamic passing attacks in the nation.

Evan Woodberry, who tweeted that bit of information, also said that Da’Rick Rogers’s status for the remainder of the season is in question. Throughout his college career, Rogers has thought about transferring from the Vols, which is a reason why some people are surprised that Rogers is still a Volunteer up to this point. There is no denying his talent (nine touchdowns, 67 catches last year), but nobody is surprised that he has done something to get himself suspended.

He had an incident early in the year with the team’s strength and conditioning coach, and there were rumors that he was suspended after not attending practice. Dooley said that the team’s top playmaker would not be suspended back then, but Rogers has done himself in this time.

The Gators third game of the season is against Tennessee- after opening up the conference season against Texas A&M- so we’ll see how long Rogers is suspended for. I am guessing that the Gators defense will only have to deal with Bray and Hunter and not the other wide receiver in their three-headed monster.

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  • GatorMan

    LOL please be suspended for at least 3 games, PLEASE

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      I’m hoping so as well, and I think that’s what happens. I would feel bad saying such a thing, but Rogers has run out of chances. He’s a huge talent but just as big of a headcase; let’s hope we only have to deal with Hunter on the 15th.

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