SEC announces Jauan Jennings has been suspended to start Tennessee's bowl game
Tennessee will be playing in the postseason for the first time since the 2016 season in the coming weeks but the Volunteers will have to start the game without their leader on the field.
That’s because the SEC just announced a half-game suspension for Jauan Jennings following a sideline incident against Vanderbilt during last weekend’s game. If you missed it, one of Jennings’ cleats came in contact with a helmetless Vanderbilt player on the sideline.
You can view the incident here if you haven’t seen it.
Here is the statement released by the SEC on Wednesday:
Tennessee football player Jauan Jennings has been suspended by the Southeastern Conference for the first half of Tennessee’s post-season bowl game for actions against an opposing player during the Vanderbilt at Tennessee game on November 30, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday.
With 3:06 remaining in the fourth quarter of the game, Jennings was involved in an altercation with an opposing player in which he committed a flagrant personal foul as determined by a video review by the conference office.
The suspension is consistent with NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-6-2 which states “If subsequent review of a game by a conference reveals plays involving flagrant personal fouls that game officials did not call, the conference may impose sanctions prior to the next scheduled game.”
The Southeastern Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.