KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee announced it has suspended wide receiver Jimmy Calloway for the first half of the Florida matchup after he was ejected for punching an Akron player during last week's game.
Calloway threw several punches after Akron cornerback Tyson Durant grabbed Calloway's facemask last Saturday, prompting his ejection.
Coach Josh Heupel said after the game he was "disappointed" about the incident.
"It just takes away from the rest of the football game. It's not who we are or what we stand for in any area of our program. He's disappointed too in what happened. We're not going to be able to do that and beat good football teams here as we get into conference play," Heupel said.
This season Calloway hasn’t seen much playing time and has two receptions for 20 yards.
The Vols will face Florida on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 3:30 p.m.