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Posted at 11:04 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2007

CFB: Tennessee dismisses tailback Coker from team

Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has dismissed sophomore tailback LaMarcus Coker for undisclosed reasons.

Coach Phillip Fulmer had suspended Coker from one game for a violation of team rules, but said after further investigation he decided to dismiss the player.

Fulmer said Coker did not do was what asked of him and he wanted a positive environment for No. 24 Tennessee.

Coker was suspended for almost three weeks of practice in August for what team officials described as a medical issue. He was also suspended for several practices last December before the Outback Bowl for undisclosed reasons.

Coker was a kick returner and a No. 2 tailback behind Arian Foster.