Ex-Vols WR Da’Rick Rogers confirms failed drug test led to suspension


When Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was given an indefinite suspension last week, reports began surfacing that it was a result of a violation of the school’s substance abuse policy.

On Tuesday, Rogers, now with Tennessee Tech, confirmed failed drug tests led to his suspension from the Vols.

There were a couple of drug tests, and it was about me being a young, immature guy and those are things that I’ve got to work on,” Rogers said. “I plan to do that. When it came to review my next school and I met coach (Watson) Brown I most definitely felt like he was a guy that could help me with all my things and the situation that I had going on.”

Rogers is eligible to play for TTU right away, although how much of the field he’ll see in Thursday’s game against Hampton is unknown.

The junior was incredibly productive for Tennessee last year, catching 67 passes for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns — good enough to lead the team in all three categories. There’s no denying his talent, but Rogers has to make a choice: drugs or football.

It’s not hard.

(Hat tip: Tennessean)