KNOXVILLE TN - SEPTEMBER 18: Brian Biada #31 of the Florida Gators tackles Da'Rick Rogers #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 18 2010 in Knoxville Tennessee. Florida won 31-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Da'Rick Rogers Reportedly Lands At Tennessee Tech

Star Tennessee WR Da'Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely.

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Suspended WR Da'Rick Rogers May Have Failed Tennessee Drug Test

A failed drug test may be the cause for the indefinite suspension of Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad -- though other reporters are not sure that's the case. There has been no official word on the reason.

Earlier Thursday, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley announced the indefinite suspension of last year's First-Team SEC honoree. Rogers has not been kicked off the team, though, and Dooley did not rule out a return this season. But because of recent events and past of-the-field issues, Rogers probably has a long way to go before a comeback is possible.

The loss of Rogers is a huge one for the Volunteers, who got 1,040 receiving yards from the 6-foot-3, 206-pound wide-out last season. Junior college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson and junior Justin Hunter will try to replace Rogers' production.

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.


Da'Rick Rogers' Suspension Just The Latest Incident For Tennessee Star

The Tennessee Volunteers have suspended star wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers for breaking team rules. If you've been keeping up with the highly talented former five-star's career, that likely comes as no surprise. The Vols are expected to put up a lot of points this year with Tyler Bray and Justin Hunter back, and while they'll have a harder time doing that without 2011 All-SEC first-teamer Rogers, his absence (however long it lasts) could mean greater focus overall.

Whenever there's a Rogers incident, many point back to his Signing Day flip to Tennessee from his longtime Georgia commitment, but that's not necessarily an indicator of character in most cases. However, the way he talked about the move in the aftermath showed he didn't care all that much about the impact of his choice. Not that he necessarily should, but we can think about it in light of the rest of his Tennessee career.

Shortly after arriving in Knoxville, he was arrested as part of a bar brawl and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He wasn't suspended for that event.

Just this spring, he was looking into transferring to Georgia State while serving some sort of a suspension-like suspension that wasn't officially a suspension and may have begun the previous December or not.

And with the latest development, items like this are coming out:

Actually, perhaps this is the simplest explanation:

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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