Tennessee State player punches coach on sideline, gets kicked off team

Sergio Conner
November 14, 2017

The 22-year-old Lee was removed from the team by head coach Rod Reed on Saturday before his expulsion became official Monday.

A Tennessee State football player was dismissed from the team and expelled from the university after punching the team's strength and conditioning coach during a recent game.

Latrelle Lee, a defensive end at Tennessee State University, has been expelled from the school after he punched strength coach T.J. Greenstone during the game on Saturday, November 11. Greenstone, who appeared to be knocked out, toppled to the ground on the sideline.

The Nashville Police Department referred questions about any possible charges stemming from the incident to Tennessee State University police. "We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him".

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Lee was a part-time starter over the past two seasons.

According to the report, Greenstone was trying to keep players from getting too close to the field.

The incident occurred during the Tigers' game against Southeast Missouri at Hale Stadium this past weekend.

Lee was majoring in criminal justice and was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.

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