Jeremy Pruitt announces senior running back Tim Jordan no longer member of Tennessee's team
Tennessee is moving forward without senior running back Tim Jordan.
This news was announced by head coach Jeremy Pruitt on Thursday following the running back’s recent arrest in Florida. According to the police report, the running back was stopped by police for a traffic violation and upon a search of the vehicle, a firearm and marijuana was found in the vehicle.
This incident took place while players were away from campus. Tennessee’s players have since returned to campus but Jordan was not among the returnees.
The senior rushed for 1,002 yards and four touchdowns during his three years on Rocky Top. Last season, Jordan rushed for 428 yards on 104 attempts.
While losing a senior player with several years of experience is obviously not ideal, Tennessee is currently over the 85-man scholarship limit for the 2020 season. Moving on without Jordan on the roster will get the Vols closer to reaching that 85-man limit and may have been the only appropriate move given the running back’s recent run-in with the law.