Dooley reinstates two Vols defenders
University of Tennessee football players Marlon Walls and Greg King, who had been indefinitely suspended from the team after several Vols were involved in a July 9 fight that seriously injured an off duty police officer, have been reinstated to the team by head coach Derek Dooley.
Dooley, preparing for his first season in Knoxville, announced at a press conference Tuesday that the players will return to the team when camp opens Wednesday. Pending the completion of the investigation, there will be no further action taken against them.
Walls, a sophomore defensive tackle, and King, a sophomore linebacker, did not face any criminal charges in relation to the fight.
“It's still a little tricky because there hasn't been full closure by the legal process,” Dooley said. “So, I can't talk much on it. I can tell you this: I'm extremely comfortable with what the facts are and with what happened and their role in it.”
“They are on our team, they've done their time,” he said. “I'm comfortable with where we stand from a discipline standpoint with them. The only thing that will change that is if something new that I was not prepared for comes out. I don't anticipate that happening.”
Defensive back Darren Myles was permanently dismissed from the team after being charged with assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest.
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