Vols defensive lineman Danny O’Brien dismissed from UT football team

Danny O'Brien (source: UTSports.com)
Danny O'Brien (source: UTSports.com)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The University of Tennessee football team says defensive lineman Danny O’Brien has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

A release from the university’s athletics department says the dismissal is unrelated to the injury he suffered during the game against Texas A&M, but if he requires any additional medical care, it will be provided by UT.

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O’Brien first joined the team as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He did not play that season, first taking the field in 2013 as a backup nose tackle. O’Brien appeared to suffer a head injury during helmet-to-helmet contact during the Texas A&M game Saturday, but later tweeted that he was fine.

O’Brien tweeted just before 9 p.m. Monday, taking responsibility for his dismissal.

There is no word on the nature of the team rules violation.

O’Brien was suspended for two games last season for violating team rules and policies.

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