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Jauan Jennings suspended for first half of bowl game

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee’s senior receiver Jauan Jennings will only get to play one half of the Volunteers’ upcoming bowl matchup. The SEC announced today that Jennings has been suspended for the first half of that game, following his actions late in the Vanderbilt game.

Jennings made a tackle while playing special teams on the sidelines, driving a Vanderbilt player into the ground, trash talking, then stepping on his head as he got up. The step didn’t appear to be intentional.

You can be the judge below.

It was a moment of emotion for Jennings, who was playing in his final game against a team that he’s openly said he’s hated before. It was late, the game had already been decided, and unfortunately for Jauan, it’s going to serve as a bit of a black cloud over the end of his career.

Tennessee will have to roll with Marquez Callaway and Josh Palmer in the first half in their bowl matchup.

Full statement from the SEC

Tennessee football player Jauan Jennings has been suspended by the Southeastern Conference for the first half of Tennessee’s post-season bowl game for actions against an opposing player during the Vanderbilt at Tennessee game on November 30, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday.

With 3:06 remaining in the fourth quarter of the game, Jennings was involved in an altercation with an opposing player in which he committed a flagrant personal foul as determined by a video review by the conference office.

The suspension is consistent with NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-6-2 which states “If subsequent review of a game by a conference reveals plays involving flagrant personal fouls that game officials did not call, the conference may impose sanctions prior to the next scheduled game.”

The Southeastern Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment