Two of the Tennessee football players involved in the Great Filling Station Holdup last week have been permanently kicked off the Tennessee football team, according to a press release issued by the Volunteers and their coach Lane Kiffin today.
Michael Edwards and Nu’Keese Richardson are gone permanently from the team per Kiffin, while Janzen Jackson, in the gas station at the time of the robbery, awaits whatever punishment (if any) is coming his way. Per Rocky Top Talk, this is pretty much what everyone imagined would happen pending the investigation and ferreting out of details.
This is no surprise to anybody who’s been following the situation. Neither they nor Janzen Jackson have been involved with any team functions at any level since the incident. The case against Edwards and Richardson was fairly decisive, as they were the two to approach the car. Jackson’s case is far trickier, and the extra time needed for judgment is going to be very important.
I am starting a casual, for-entertainment-only betting pool on what SEC team picks up Richardson first after the smoke clears in his legal case. Early leaders: Houston Nutt at 4/1 and Urban Meyer at 7/1.