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Kiffin's words say indefinite suspension for Vols trio

While stopping short of calling it an indefinite suspension, head coach Lane Kiffin‘s explanation of the status of three players arrested earlier this week left no doubt what’s going on in Knoxville.

Bonnie and Clod and their other brother Clod are indefinitely suspended.

Kiffin, in his harshest and most pointed public comments yet on the situation, said in no uncertain terms that the three players arrested and charged with three counts each of attempted armed robbery — safety Janzen Jackson, wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson and defensive back Mike Edwards — are not welcome around the team for any reason as he and the football program wind their way through the fact-finding mission undertaken shortly after the arrests.

“They won’t play or practice until I get all the information in, because this is too critical,” Kiffin said. “No way would we ever, with something like this possibly having happened, no way would we ever let one of those guys ever play for us. We don’t let them come to the functions over here, meetings or practice or anything.

“I’m not calling it anything except for telling you that they’re not part of any of our activities until we get more information in. There’s no way I would ever let them be around our team and be around our functions with what’s been said that may have happened.”

So, yeah, the trio has been indefinitely suspended, whether Kiffin wants to label it as such or not.

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  1. gator_prof says: Nov 15, 2009 7:43 PM

    A few days late, but better than never.

  2. Gatorfan1 says: Nov 15, 2009 8:54 PM

    Well that recruiting class just went from top 10 to about 20th.
    A few more bad defensive displays from daddy Layla’s group and that will be a wrap for the shirtless slash & burn 2 live “street cred”crew.
    Gee, this incident must of made Ogeron get drunk and beat up a girl somewhere….LMAO…
    Hold on!! Wait a minute…what’s that sound…oh yeah THAT’S Chavis doubling over in laughter…..

  3. overratedgators says: Nov 15, 2009 10:07 PM

    “Bonnie and Clod and their other brother Clod”. Classic.
    Suspended indefinitely? This is why Florida wins BcS championships. A criminal record bumps you up to first string on one of Urban’s teams.

  4. Tenchu84 says: Nov 15, 2009 11:05 PM

    Please post when Urban Meyer ever let somone play after Armed robbery. PLEASE SHOW ME!!!

  5. mapreader says: Nov 16, 2009 7:57 AM

    How true! After accusations like these Urbie would send them out on recruiting trips.
    What a loser.
    mapreader

  6. It ain't no sin to go to the scrip club says: Nov 16, 2009 10:26 AM

    Tenchu84, I believe Urban Meyer has 7 felonies under his reign at Florida. 7. Please just stop this high and mighty act.

  7. gator_prof says: Nov 16, 2009 10:33 AM

    Again Gator-haters, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXACT EXAMPLE WHERE URBAN HAS ALLOWED A PLAYER TO PLAY AFTER ARMED ROBBERY.
    …and now, back to the march to the National title (er, I mean the SEC Title) game.

  8. Gatorfan1 says: Nov 16, 2009 11:18 AM

    Let’s face it. Kiffin waited all this time because behind the scenes he was doing everything possible to keep Jackson eligible.
    But being that this is a University of higher learning…I know what you thinking? Me to? The University of Tennessee, a place of higher learning, who knew?….the president no doubt like any president of a university said no to baby Layla…I’m sure she was kicking and screaming when told of the decision.
    Now she’s going to spin it, that they are such disciplinarians and no WAY would they be aloud to play. Give me a break!!!
    On the bright side I hear UT offers a great management degree in “Hickology”

  9. It ain't no sin to go to the scrip club says: Nov 16, 2009 11:58 AM

    Oh the irony of a Florida fan calling Tennessee a center for hicks. Have you ever been to Gainesville, dude? Hanes doesn’t make enough wife beaters, nor does Beagle Boy make enough jorts, to keep that town stocked.
    And Gatorfan, no shit. It’s sickening, but if Urban had Janzen and he wasn’t DIRECTLY involved the stick up, he’d be doing everything he could to make sure Jackson got a high profile attorney and got off so he could keep making plays for him. It’s sad, but it’s college football in the SEC today.

  10. overratedgators says: Nov 16, 2009 12:50 PM

    I’ve been to Tennessee and Florida. They’re BOTH full of hicks.
    When UF sends you your acceptance letter, they also give you a complimentary rebel flag for the back window of your pickup.
    (They also give free lobotomies so that when you do the “Gator Chomp”, you can stay blissfully ignorant of the fact that you look like a performing seal with Down’s Syndrome.)

  11. mike says: Nov 16, 2009 1:13 PM

    Good to see some teams will do the right thing and take thugs off the team instead of sitting them for one half of a game.

  12. gator_prof says: Nov 16, 2009 2:39 PM

    AAU…one is a member, one is not. One is ranked academically in the top 50, one is not. Despite being a good jock school, UF is actually respectable academically. I also don’t think that Knoxville will ever crack the top places to live in the US anytime soon.
    Finally, there is such a dearth of nice looking women at UT, folks have to chat about the coaches wife. That really isn’t a problem at UF.

  13. Deb says: Nov 16, 2009 5:09 PM

    @John … “Bonnie and Clod and their other brother Clod …” See, this is why I keep coming back to you ;-)
    @overratedgators … Whoa!! I’m a diehard Tide fan, but also a Floridian. No pickup. No rebel flag. We’re not all backwoods here. Can all the SEC folks stop with the “who’s the bigger hick” bloodletting? The Yanks just eat it up. Don’t like the Down’s Syndrome stuff either. But lobotomized trained seals? Yeah, that’ll work.

  14. Minibull says: Nov 16, 2009 10:01 PM

    Wow, while I hate the UF and Alabama football teams and might make snide silly comments about ‘underwater basket weaving classes’, I know pretty much every SEC school has a good academic core and can be a great place to get an education.
    UF has several respected programs, just like UT has – like UT’s College of Law’s clinical training program is 15th nationally, and the College of Engineering’s graduate program in nuclear engineering is ranked 12th nationally. The Princeton Review also named UT a “Best Southeastern College” for its high standards and outstanding reputation among higher education institutions in the Southeast.
    So while we might fight tooth and nail on the field, let’s not let the pure hatred from Gaterfan1 and Gator_prof sully the entire SEC.

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