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UT’s Dooley Suspends Freshman Phillips After Twitter Shoutout To Florida

Defensive lineman Omari Phillips hasn’t had the greatest of starts to his college career.  After signing with Florida in February, the school refused to admit him as he did not meet its academic standards (which must have thrilled Will Muschamp who’d recruited and wasted a signing slot on him).

After UF surprised him with its decision, Phillips announced via Facebook in July that he would “be taking my talents to knoxville.”  Having cleared the NCAA’s eligibility requirements, Phillips was OK’d by Tennessee’s administration for enrollment.  But the true freshman who was once a four-star prospect has played in only one game, recording no tackles in the Vols’ win over Georgia State.

Now he’s been suspended indefinitely by UT coach Derek Dooley for the dreaded “violation of team rules.”

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