The Southeastern Conference suspended Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings for his actions during the Volunteers’ game against Vanderbilt over the weekend.
According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, Jennings will miss the first half of the team’s bowl game.
During the game against the Commodores, Jennings got tied up with a Vanderbilt player.
Jennings appeared to step on Vanderbilt punt returner Justice Shelton-Mosley’s face after tackling him along the sideline during the fourth quarter.
Here’s the play.
That last hit… BROKE MY TV pic.twitter.com/jk3S8vDIAo
— Chilly (@chilly2pointOh) December 1, 2019
The suspension is consistent with NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-6-2. The rule 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.”
Jennings leads the team with 57 receptions for 942 yards with eight touchdowns this season.
Tennessee finished the regular season with a 7-5 record. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt and the Volunteers improved from their 5-7 mark in 2018.