An incredibly frustrating Tennessee career for Emmit Gooden is now reportedly done for good. A report from VolQuest.com tonight states that Tennessee has removed Gooden from the football team following an arrest on Thursday afternoon.
BREAKING: Tennessee senior defensive lineman Emmit Gooden has been dismissed from the football program after an arrest for Aggravated Assault. @Brent_Hubbs with the details. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/C8eaqNi01o— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) July 17, 2020
Gooden is charged with felony domestic assault. WBIR has the details of the arrest.
The former JUCO prospect joined Tennessee in 2018 with two years of eligibility remaining. After making splashes in 2018, Gooden was set to move into a starting role in 2019. However, that season was lost due to a knee injury suffered in preseason camp. Gooden was set to play his final season of eligibility in 2020.
Gooden’s dismissal is an obvious blow to Tennessee’s depth and talent on the defensive line. Darel Middleton, Aubrey Solomon are set to return, but now the battle for rotational spots is on.
In his only season of action with Tennessee, Gooden registered seven tackles for loss, 33 total tackles and one sack.