Richardson and Edwards Are Vols No Longer
GVX reported this morning that Nu’Keese Richardson and Mike Edwards have been dismissed from the team by Head Coach Lane Kiffin. The status of Janzen Jackson remains the same as of yesterday – he will not be allowed to participate in team activities.
Said Coach Kiffin today:
“After extensive and thorough research of the situation over the last four days and considering various disciplinary options, I’ve decided it’s in the best interest of our program to remove Nu’Keese and Mike. As I’ve said many times before, we hold our student-athletes to an extremely high standard on and off the field. Our student-athletes must be responsible members of society, and this type of conduct will not be tolerated.
“We want a positive culture for our student-athletes that allows them to succeed in the classroom, on the field, and in life after college. My hope is that these two young men will learn from their terrible decision. Clearly, their actions have no place in our program.”
I’m glad this is finally resolved concerning two of the three players. Honestly, I wish both young men the best in getting past this and achieving something with their lives. If this is what it took for something good to ultimately happen for them, then great. But I am also glad that we will never see them in the Orange again.
We’ll sit and wait on the third. This will be interesting.