Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Tennessee State football player sucker punches coach

Tennessee State football player sucker punches coach

A Tennessee State player apparently felt the need to punch out one of his coaches on the sideline during a game between TSU and Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

Latrelle Lee, a senior defensive end, punched strength and conditioning coach T.J. Greenstone in the head, knocking Greenstone to the ground.

Greenstone recovered somewhat from the first punch, but Lee's fist returned nearly immediately, sending the couch down to the ground. There is as of now no explanation of what led to Lee swinging on Greenstone. Greenstone first landed on his knees, then rolled flat onto his back, and lay there stunned on the sky blue sideline.

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

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Greenstone previously played for Vanderbilt from 2007-2011 and has been coaching for the Tigers for the past four seasons.

According to University officials, the player was immediately dismissed from the sideline by head coach Rod Reed for improper misconduct.

He was a criminal justice major who was a member of the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. Lee did not play during the game in question. He was expelled from the university on Monday.

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