Tennessee football announced Monday evening that defensive lineman Danny O'Brien has been dismissed from the team due to a violation of team rules.

O'Brien was immobilized and carted off the field on a stretcher during the 4th quarter of Tennessee's double overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. Tennessee said after the game that O'Brien was moving all extremities and made the flight back to Knoxville with the team.

Here's a statement on from the Tennessee athletic department on the situation:

"Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team for violation of team rules. This news is unrelated to the injury he suffered against Texas A&M. However, should he require any additional care, it will be provided by the University of Tennessee."

O'Brien, a redshirt senior from Flint, Mich., had 63 career tackles and four sacks in 42 games as a Vol.

O'Brien tweeted Monday night: "I take full responsibility. I'm grateful for my teammates, coaches and Vol nation. It has been an honor to help bring this program back."


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