Dismissed Tennessee DT Danny O'Brien releases statement via Twitter
Tennessee DT Danny O’Brien has addressed his recent dismissal from the team in a statement posted on his Twitter account:
I take full responsibility. I'm grateful for my teammates, coaches, and Vol nation. It has been and honor to help bring this program back.
— Danny O'Brien (@dandiesel13) October 11, 2016
The school announced O’Brien was off the team in a statement Monday:
“Defensive lineman Danny O’Brien has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team for violation of team rules. This news is unrelated to the injury he suffered against Texas A&M. However, should he require any additional care, it will be provided by the University of Tennessee.”
O’Brien was carted off the field in a stretcher Saturday at Texas A&M. UT says the dismissal is unrelated to the injury.
He played in 36 games during his Vols career, and had started every game of the 2016 season.