Tennessee State Player Expelled From School After Punching Coach on Sideline

Henrietta Brewer
November 15, 2017

Not only do those on the Tennessee State University football team sideline have to be wary of errant passes, an assistant coach apparently should have been ready for the fist of Tigers defensive end Latrelle Lee.

Greenstone, a former Vanderbilt defensive tackle, also acts as the Tigers' "get-back" coach, instructing players not in the game to keep their distance from the sideline.


As the strength coach for the Tennessee State football team, T.J. Greenstone's main responsibilities lie in the weight room and not the field of play.

The incident occurred in TSU's home win over over Southeast Missouri. He did not play in Saturday's game, according to a report from The Tennessean. Greenstone twice on the side of the head, knocking him to the ground. "We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him".


Lee was a senior at Tennessee State who had made two starts this season, registering 18 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss on the year.

The school, which would not even confirm the name of the student involved in the sideline incident, has not officially announced that Lee has been expelled.


The Tennessean notes Greenstone is meeting with police today to decide whether he wants to press charges against Lee.

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