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Bruce Pearl Reinstates Tatum, Goins To Tennessee Roster

Cameron Tatum and Melvin Goins were two of the four Tennessee players to be arrested on drug and weapons charges on New Year's Day. They were suspended by the team, but coach Bruce Pearl announced Saturday that Tatum and Goins will be reinstated.

Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl announced Saturday that Melvin Goins and Cameron Tatum will return to the team for Tuesday's game at Alabama. Brian Williams continues to serve an indefinite suspension.

Goins and Tatum each have been suspended for four games and will be allowed to resume participation in practice starting Sunday. The pair has not taken part in any team activities since the evening of Dec. 31.

Senior guard/forward Tyler Smith was dismissed from the team on Jan. 8.

Well, two out of four ain't bad. To get an idea of what the reinstatement of Tatum and Goins means for the Volunteers blog, stay tuned to our Tennessee blog, Rocky Top Talk.