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Substance Abuse Played Some Role In Jackson’s Dismissal At UT

Though Tennessee has given no specific reason for the dismissal of star safety Janzen Jackson yesterday, The Knoxville News Sentinel quotes sources who say the player “dealt with substance abuse problems during his time with the Vols.” reported yesterday that Jackson had failed multiple drug tests.

At this site, we have mentioned that our sources have confirmed multiple marijuana-related issues tied to Jackson.  Also, there have been radio reports in Knoxville claiming that Jackson spent time in rehab facilities at least twice since signing with UT.

Dooley has refused to give details as to what led him to finally dismiss the player.

“I don’t want to get into the details of it.  I’d rather not.  It’s been a long drama.  I’m still here for Janzen, and he knows it.  He may not want me to be, but I’m there.

Of course, I sat there and thought about a million things that maybe I could have done different (to help).  At the end of the day, you do what you think is best and ultimately it’s up to the young person to either follow your lead or choose not to.”



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