Tennessee State defensive end Latrelle Lee was kicked off the team and then kicked out of the university altogether, after twice punching the Tigers’ head strength coach T.J. Greenstone during Saturday’s game.
According to the Tennessean, Greenstone’s job during games is to keep players away from the sideline to avoid getting penalized. There is as of now no explanation of what led to Lee swinging on Greenstone.
Lee was immediately dismissed from the sidelines by head coach Rod Reed, and was no longer enrolled at TSU by Monday morning. In a statement, AD Teresa Phillips said:
“We, of course, do not condone any act of violence within our department and are very disturbed by the action of one of our students. We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him.”
Lee, a senior from Dothan, Ala. majoring in criminal justice, had started two games this year.
TSU won Saturday’s game 23-20 over Southeast Missouri, and is 2-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play.