Jones: Kongbo's cryptic tweet was about FIFA

Butch Jones addressed a cryptic tweet from defensive tackle Jonathan Kongbo, which showed an image of cleats hanging.

Prized junior college recruit Jonathan Kongbo scared some Vols fans with a tweet Sunday, writing "all things must come to an end."

Turns out, Kongbo's video game habits may be the latest casualty on Tennessee's defensive line.

Jones addressed the cryptic tweet Monday during a news conference in which he announced the departure of star running back Jalen Hurd and lamented the season-ending injury of Shy Tuttle.

"That's why we don't push the panic button," Jones said. "He lost in FIFA soccer game, and those were soccer cleas he tweeted out."

Kongbo, a defensive tackle who is in his first season at Tennessee, did remove all references to the Vols from his Twitter biography and reportedly deleted tweets from his timeline related to the school.

GoVols247.com reported Sunday a high-ranking member of the coaching staff was not aware of any plans of Kongbo quitting the team.

 


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