Tennessee has suspended starting defensive end Darrell Taylor indefinitely, the latest adversity for a team that has dropped its first two Southeastern Conference games and is coming off its most lopsided home loss since 1905.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday that “multiple factors” had led to Taylor’s suspension. Jones added that no timetable had been set for the sophomore’s potential return.
Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) hosts South Carolina (4-2, 2-2) on Saturday.
Taylor already had been expected to miss the first half of Tennessee’s next game because he’d received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for fighting in the second half of the Vols’ 41-0 loss to No. 4 Georgia on Sept. 30.
Taylor has 20 overall tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack this season.