According to John Pennington, the as-yet-unknown details surrounding the dismissal of Tennessee Volunteer football player Daniel Brooks and basketball player Jemere Hendrix (and the suspension of basketball player Andre Patterson) are alarming:
This will be another embarrassment for the university, of course. . . .
Especially if some of the details I’ve heard about this situation are confirmed and are then made public (and they WILL be made public if I, or my Sentinel brethren, can get further confirmation). Heck, the fact that the UT football captains held a meeting to make sure that there was no “football team vs the basketball team” retribution might tell you how serious this thing was.
At this time, Brent Hubbs of VolQuest.com has the most information, reporting that the fight was the culmination of an ongoing feud between Brooks and Hendrix, this round centering around Patterson not being allowed to attend a private party Saturday night. Hendrix and Patterson reportedly found Brooks on his way to class Monday morning, and fisticuffs ensued. Even though this round was not instigated by Brooks, he was on a zero-tolerance policy due to several fights over the last year or so.
UPDATE: Well, maybe not alarming, but certainly not good (subscription required).