UT's Brewer reinstated

UT's Brewer reinstated

March 21st, 2011 by Patrick Brown in Sports - College

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee coach Derek Dooley announced some personnel moves for spring practice at his news conference on Monday.

Strong safety Brent Brewer was reinstated to the team after a five-week suspension following his arrest on a domestic assault charge in February.

"He has served a five-week suspension from all team activities," Dooley said. "There's still some other internal disciplinary measure that are taken. It was a learning lesson for Brent, a learning lesson for all the members of our team (and) it was very unfortunate what happened."

Brewer was placed on judicial diversion for the lesser charge of offensive touching, according to a release from Don Bosch, Brewer's attorney.

Dooley also addressed the status of Janzen Jackson, the Volunteers' other missing safety who withdrew from UT earlier this semester for personal reasons.

"He seems to be managing his life well right now," Dooley said. "(He's) on pace to come back, but that's day to day and month to month."

In other roster moves, offensive lineman Daniel Hood has been moved to defensive tackle. Defensive tackle Montori Hughes will miss the first two days of spring practice for violating team rules.

Linebacker Herman Lathers (right shoulder surgery), offensive lineman Marques Pair (ACL surgery), defensive end Ben Martin (Achilles) and quarterback Nash Nance (foot surgery) all will be unavailable for some or all of spring practice, which begins tomorrow at 4 p.m.

More coverage from Monday's news conference with Dooley and players online and in Tuesday's Times Free Press.