NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A student at Tennessee State University was removed from the school Monday after a weekend incident during a football game.
Video shared with News 2, which can be viewed above this story, shows a football player punching a coach at least two times on the sidelines.
According to school officials, the student-athlete was sidelined Saturday for “improper misconduct” during the team’s home game against Southeast Missouri State.
University officials were reportedly informed of the situation Monday morning, and the student was withdrawn from the school at 10:30 a.m.
The attached photo was sent to News 2 by TSU and matched to the football roster as Latrelle Lee, defensive lineman from Alabama.
“We, of course, do not condone any act of violence within our department and are very disturbed by the action of one of our students. We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him.” Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips said in a statement.
News 2 learned the following day, Tuesday, the university’s dean obtained a copy of a video allegedly showing the incident and is looking into the matter.
When we asked TSU for an update Tuesday, the university sent the following statement:
“[The TSU Police Department] is currently investigating an incident involving a student athlete and coach that took place on the sideline during this past weekend’s football game. We are not aware of any charges at this time.”
No further information was released.