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When someone gets kicked off a college football team and then expelled from that university, it’s usually because he committed some sort of heinous off-the-field crime. You know, something like armed robbery or assault or eating a cheese and pop tart sandwich.
Well, Tennessee State defensive end Latrelle Lee somehow managed to snag himself the double whammy during an actual game, when he knocked out head strength coach T.J. Greenstone. Cue dat footage.
From USA Today:
The incident occurred during the Tigers’ game against Southeast Missouri at Hale Stadium. TSU won the game 23-20.
During games, Greenstone, a former Vanderbilt football player, is charged with keeping players who aren’t in the game from getting too close to the sideline to avoid a penalty.
The Tigers offense was on the field at the time as Greenstone walked down the sideline telling players to move back if they were too close. Lee is seen in videos hitting Greenstone twice on the side of his head.
Wait, what? We’re supposed to believe that Greenstone was just playing sideline control and then Lee sucker punched him to sleep? There has to be more to this story. There simply must be. Maybe Teej is boning Latrelle’s mom. Or, maybe he whispered something sadistic in his ear like, “You smell really, really bad.”
Knocking a coach out cold because he wouldn’t let you closer to the sideline seems like a bizarre hill to die on. But let’s take a deeper dive into this and comb through some of the facts.
Lee, 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, was majoring in criminal justice. In 2016 he made the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
He started in two games this season and six last season. He played in a total of 16 games during his freshman and sophomore seasons.
He did not play in Saturday’s game.
Lee recorded a total of 18 tackles including 3.5 for loss this season.
Obviously, the irony of Lee being a criminal justice major isn’t lost on me. But, if I had to guess what caused Lee to snap, I’d say that he’s probably not all that pumped over his current standing with TSU. Going from starting 16 games your first two seasons to only two your senior year? I’m not a big numbers guy, but word on the street is that 16 is more than 2. Fourteen more to be exact.
Maybe Lee had been on edge ever since he noticed that he wasn’t getting the playing time that he was used to. Maybe he took Greenstone’s attempt to corral him from a sideline — one that he hadn’t been crossing all that much anymore — as some sort of personal slight and just went off.
Either that or Teej is 100% deep dicking Mrs. Lee..
[via USA Today]
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