Tennessee State player punches coach on sideline, gets kicked off team

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

A college football player at Tennessee State University punched a coach on the sideline during a game this weekend and was subsequently expelled and dismissed from the team, The Tennessean reported.

Although hard to tell from the following video, Lee actually connected with two punches upon knocking Tigers head strength coach T.J. Greenstone to the ground.

Per the report, Greenstone is a former Vanderbilt player who oversees all of the school's athletic programs.

The Post has reached out to Nashville police and Tennessee State University police to see if any further action will be taken against Lee, and will update this post if needed.

TSU athletics director Teresa Phillips confirmed to The Tennessean that head coach Rod Reed kicked Lee, a senior from Dothan, Ala., off the team.

The 22-year-old Lee was expelled on Monday. Adding, "We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him".

At the time of the incident, the Tigers offense was on the field and Greenstone walked down the sideline telling players to move back if they were too close, and Lee must've felt disrespected because he punched Greenstone twice immediately after.

He started in two games this season and six last season.

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