Omari Phillips is suspended indefinitely, coach Derek Dooley says

omari-phillips.jpegKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Freshman defensive lineman Omari Phillips has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, our partner site GoVols247 reported today.

Phillips, who has not been seen in practice or games for at least several weeks, was previously said to be out due to academic issues.
“He’s not with the team right now,” Dooley told the website. “Omari’s sort of in a position in his life where things didn’t go his way, and he’s got to determine how to work his way out of it the right way, no matter where you are, and he’s not there yet.”

Phillips originally signed with Florida but was not admitted to the school. He signed with the Vols in July. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound defensive tackle from Venice, Fla., was ranked a four-star prospect by every major recruiting service.
He has played in only one game this season.

3 thoughts on “Omari Phillips is suspended indefinitely, coach Derek Dooley says

  1. Jim Floyd

    Florida wouldn’t take him….Tenn. takes him and seems they learned why…seems he was given the chance…Wow…a coach takes a stand no matter what it means…good call coach…doing the right thing for the better and the good always means greater things..curious to see if the player makes the right call for himself…things truly change when you leave high school huh! Just takes longer for some people to get out of high school and man up…good luck to ALL concerned..

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