Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Tennessee State Player Expelled From School After Punching Coach on Sideline

Tennessee State Player Expelled From School After Punching Coach on Sideline

University officials confirmed head coach Rod Reed dismissed Lee from the sideline immediately, and on Monday, it was announced that the 22-year-old senior had been expelled from school.

A Tennessee State player apparently felt the need to punch out one of his coaches on the sideline during a game between TSU and Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

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.

Greenstone recovered somewhat from the first punch, but Lee's fist returned nearly immediately, sending the couch down to the ground.

Greenstone is charged with keeping players from getting too close to the sideline during games, to avoid a penalty. The TSU offense was on the field when Lee, who did not play in Saturday's game, attacked Greenstone. Greenstone twice on the side of the head, knocking him to the ground. "We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him".

The Dothan, Alabama, native appeared in a total of 27 games in his first three seasons at Tennessee State, totaling seven sacks during that time. He made the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2016.

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