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Tennessee receiver Da’Rick Rogers wasn’t at practice today. According to Derek Dooley, Rogers has some “internal” things to take care of before he’s welcomed back to spring practice.
There was no timetable given for a possible return. And the coach stopped short of calling Rogers’ disappearance from team activities a suspension.
Rogers — who we told you earlier today posted a couple of curious tweets yesterday (“I cannot wait to talk to the media tomorrow. It finally comes out.”) — has been silent on his Twitter account for the past 13 hours.
Looks like Dooley’s going to continue to let Rogers work through his issues without dismissing him from the Vol squad. No surprise. He also gave former Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson umpteen shots at redemption before that player finally forced his hand — reportedly — with failed drug test number umpteen-and-one.
For now, we await a new tweet from Rogers who also posted the cryptic “Georgia State. Wasup?” last night.
When asked if Rogers is transferring, Dooley said today, “Nobody has told me that.”
I seem to remember Auburn’s Gene Chizik saying roughly the same thing when asked about reports that Mike Dyer would transfer to Arkansas State.