Tennessee running back kicked off team after arrest on gun and drug charges

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Tennessee running back Tim Jordan has been dismissed from the team

When running back Tim Jordan signed with the Tennessee Volunteers back in 2017, he had monstrous potential. He had plenty of schools after him, but made it clear he wanted his future to be in the SEC.

Now, his time in Knoxville has come to an end. News recently broke the 5-11, 203-pounder from Florida has officially been dismissed from the team by Vols’ head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed Tim Jordan is no longer with the Vols

Jordan, who was getting ready to start his senior campaign with the Vols in 2020, was arrested in May on gun and drug charges. Per the police report, Jordan was pulled over by police back home in Florida in late May on a routine traffic stop. Things then escalated to the point where he was facing charges on carrying a concealed weapon, possessing paraphernalia and 20 grams or less of marijuana.

Pruitt confirmed Jordan would not be re-joining the team via a zoom call with reporters. When he was a high school senior, Jordan signed with the Vols over additional offers from North Carolina, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Iowa State and many others.

He never redshirted, appearing in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2017. He had a breakout year as a sophomore in ’18, finishing second on the team with his 522 rushing yards.

Then last fall, Jordan made four starts (appeared in all 12 games) and rushed for 428 yards on 104 carries. He was hoping to end his career at Tennessee with a bang, but that no longer will be happening.

With his latest decision, Pruitt has sent a clear message to his team: don’t expect to don a Vols jersey if you make bone-headed mistakes off the field.