[Update] Rogers is officially with the Golden Eagles. Need proof? Check out this picture of Rogers on campus in a TTU uniform, tweeted by @TTUGoldenEagles
[Original Story] Da’Rick Rogers has had an…interesting week. On Thursday, the talented wide receiver was indefinitely suspended, and his head coach at the time, Derrick Dooley, was telling the press he didn’t expect Rogers would be with the team at all.
Fast forward to Sunday. Rogers is no longer a part of that Tennessee team, but isn’t having to move too far down the road. Multiple media sources are reporting the the standout WR is heading to Tennessee Tech, joining his former high school quarterback, Tre Lamb.
Rogers has 2 years of eligibility remaining.
It should be noted that back in March, it appeared Rogers was heading to Georgia State. That (obviously) didn’t happen.
Of course, then, he wasn’t on a indefinite suspension from the Volunteers.
As to what led to the suspension, it appears it could be a culmination of multiple transgressions. ESPN reports the suspension had to do with “multiple violations of the school’s substance-abuse policy,” while CBS Sports also mentions Roger’s role in a brawl with teammates, and “several incidents in which Rogers crossed the line with Vol coaches and staff, including a ‘complete meltdown’ during UT’s season-ending loss at Kentucky and another episode in the team weight room”
Bleacher Report summed up his transfer by saying, “Rogers’ stats and plays will be missed. He certainly won’t.”