Several factors in Warren's dismissal
Brandon Warren
Staff Writer InsideTennessee
Posted Oct 5, 2009


As of Monday afternoon junior wide receiver Brandon Warren is no longer a Tennessee Volunteer football player. At the conclusion of Monday’s practice head coach Lane Kiffin announced that Warren had been released from the football team. Go "Inside" for the latest on Warren's dismissal.

As of Monday afternoon junior wide receiver Brandon Warren is no longer a Tennessee Volunteer football player.

At the conclusion of Monday’s practice head coach Lane Kiffin announced that Warren had been released from the football team.

“Brandon Warren is no longer with our team, he has been dismissed for conduct detrimental to our team,” said Kiffin.

Kiffin would not fully disclose the reasons for Warren’s dismissal, but Warren was involved in an altercation with wide receivers coach Frank Wilson during the Auburn loss. Although, Kiffin said Warren’s dismissal went beyond that incident.

“He has not been removed from this team because of that solely,” said Kiffin of Warren’s outburst.

The junior tight end turned wide receiver has never quite lived up to huge expectations as a Volunteers. Warren transferred from Florida State after receiving Freshman All-American honors from Sporting News. Warren hauled in 28 catches for just over 300 yards and a touchdown during that freshman season as a Seminole.

During his first season as a Volunteer Warren collected 10 receptions for only 85 yards as a tight end. In 2009 Warren made the switch from tight end to wide receiver and in four games collected 54 yards on seven catches and two touchdowns.

Kiffin was continuously vocal about Warren’s inability to make in through a full practice during fall camp. “There’s always something with Brandon,” said Kiffin.

Warren is currently a junior and has one year of eligibility remaining.

“We will give him full academic support, to keep him going in school,” said Kiffin of Warren’s academic status.



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