A Tennessee State football player has been expelled after an violent altercation with a coach on the sideline this weekend during the team’s 23-20 win against Southeast Missouri State.
The incident, caught on camera and shared by The Tennessean, appears to show senior defensive end Latrelle Lee punching strength and conditioning coach T.J. Greenstone in the head.
University officials confirmed head coach Rod Reed dismissed Lee from the sideline immediately, and on Monday, it was announced that the 22-year-old senior had been expelled from school.
“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,” Tennessee State athletic director Teresa Phillips said in a prepared statement. “We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him.”
Greenstone, a defensive tackle at Vanderbilt from 2007-11, was named TSU’s strength and conditioning coach in 2016 and serves as the “get back” coach for the sideline. According to the Tennessean, Greenstone was walking down the sideline telling players get back up while the offense was on the field just prior to the incident.