Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley says he hasn't technically suspended wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, but that Rogers won't be coming around practice until some things are straightened out. Dooley says that could be as soon as this week, if all goes well.
Dooley: Vols All-SEC WR Da'Rick Rogers has to work out some things before returning to the team. Not calling it a suspension.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 29, 2012
This isn't the first time Dooley has termed a prolonged absence this way, nor is it the first time Rogers has made less-than-savory headlines. It's also not the 355th piece of bad news to hit the Vols in the past two years, but more like the 1,763rd. I've lost count.
Much of Tennessee's chances this year count on Tyler Bray having a full suite of weaponry. If Justin Hunter is able to come back from injury and Rogers can do the same with his non-suspension, the Vols could be battle-hardened enough to be deadly.
Rogers led the team with 1,040 receiving yards in 2011.