Tennessee Football: WR Da'Rick Rogers Suspended Indefinitely

Vols' SEC-Leading Receiver Suspended Indefinitely

8/23/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Troubled Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has been suspended by coach Derek Dooley indefinitely for violation of team rules, reports Matt Hinton of CBS Sports.Blog Photo - Tennessee Football: WR Da'Rick Rogers Suspended Indefinitely

The announcement came following Thursday's practice, where Dooley stated he does not believe Rogers will return to the team at all this season.

Rogers is not listed on the final depth chart that was released yesterday for the Volunteers' season opener against a cohesive North Carolina State team.

This is a huge blow for an offense that struggled to score in 2011, as it averaged just 11.5 points per game against SEC opponents. Rogers is arguably the biggest contributor to the unit: He led the conference with 67 catches for 1,040 yards, while finding the end zone nine times.

Although the Vols' depth at the position is deep, Rogers is an irreplaceable asset at this point and his absence could hurt their chances to appear in a respectable bowl game later in the year.

Dooley is in desperate need of a break. He is in jeopardy of losing his job and cannot afford colossal suspensions like these if he wants to stay another year in Knoxville.


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8/26/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Did I say anything about basketball? This is a football article. Thanks for the read.

8/25/12   |   gregkensrue

I see you npretty well demonized the Kentucky football program saying iy doesn't even belong in the SEC. Well I would think you have a different opinion of the basketball CATS so does Miss, or Miss State or maybe even Alabama belong cause their basketball is not on the level of Kentucky ?